Statement by Irish Hotels Federation



6th August 2021 The Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) welcomes the updated guidelines for the hospitality sector, published today by Fáilte Ireland. The clarification in relation to outdoor events, including live music and performances outdoors, provides much-needed clarity for hospitality businesses – it is another positive step toward the full reopening of Ireland’s wider tourism and hospitality industry.


Hotels and guesthouses are committed to the safe implementation of these guidelines in line public health measures. As always, public health remains the number one priority with everyone having a part to play.


A clear roadmap is now required from Government in order to provide greater clarity around the lifting of remaining restrictions so that business can plan for the weeks and months ahead. As part of this process, we continue to engage with Government in relation to the easing of restrictions around indoor social and business gatherings, extension of closing time in line with normal licensing hours as well as the performance of live music indoors at hotels, including at weddings.

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