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25% will not reopen indoor dining - RAI chief claims

Chief Executive of the Restaurants Association of Ireland Adrian Cummins has said that a quarter of Irish businesses will not reopen for indoor dining immediately.

Bars and restaurants are preparing to restart indoor dining on 26 Monday.

However, speaking on RTÉ's The Business, Mr Cummins said he estimates 25% of businesses are unwilling to under the current guidelines.

Mr Cummins said: "That is my gut feeling based on listening to businesses."

A lack of staff is the "single biggest issue" for the hospitality sector, he said.

Mr Cummins added: "We don't have enough staff and we have to make sure we source as many as possible for our sector."

He has said that the hospitality sector may need to renegotiate the guidelines for the reopening of


Adrian Cummins

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