63% of businesses in accommodation and food sector remained closed in June

Bewley's Cafe on Grafton Street was one of the notable losses in the sector.

Just under two thirds of businesses in the accommodation and food sector remained closed, either temporarily or permanently, at the end of June.

Figures released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) showed that 92% of businesses overall was trading in some capacity, but the accommodation and food providers were the worst hit according a report in The Irish Times.

63% of accommodation and food businesses have kept their doors shut, while construction also took a heavy hit, with almost 20% of businesses in the sector not trading by the end of June.

The CSO figures show that 61% of business who are trading had lower than normal levels of turnover in June.

Only 0.5% of businesses who have not resumed indicated that they had permanently ceased trading.