Video: New rules for indoor dining, Blanchardstown shooting, last orders for Dublin bar

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Hospitality guidelines

Fáilte Ireland has published guidelines for the hospitality sector, with no live music permitted and a recommended closing time of 11.30pm.

Customers who dine indoor in pubs, restaurants and cafes when they reopen will be given 105 minutes per booking if there is a distance of less than two metres between tables.

Later this week the Government will consider the reopening of three areas of the economy which have faced the brunt of Covid restrictions over the past 14 months – indoor hospitality, live events and international travel.

Blanchardstown shooting

Two gardaí injured in a shooting that led to an armed siege in west Dublin remain in hospital with non-life threatening gunshot wounds.

Gardaí were in a housing estate in Blanchardstown when a man opened fire from his home with an automatic weapon on Tuesday evening.

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The man was arrested and remains in custody. One of the injured gardaí was wounded in the hand and the other in the leg or foot. They are being treated at Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown.

Last orders for Berlin D2 bar

A judge has held that there was “no alternative” but to refuse to grant a bar in Dublin city centre the renewal of its operating licences due to a “boozy brunch” that went viral on social media.

Footage of punters and staff flouting Covid-19 regulations in Berlin D2 bar went viral online after the event on August 15th last year.

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The event, advertised as a “Very Boozy Baked Brunch With Your Buds”, took place in the popular bar and restaurant on Dame Lane.

Fishing protest

Hundreds of people working in the fishing industry staged a protest today at what they said was a “direct assault” on their incomes.

They said their livelihoods have been decimated as a result of Brexit and fishing quota cutbacks.

A flotilla of vessels gathered at Roches Point off Cork Harbour before a group marched to Turner's Cross to deliver a letter to the office of Taoiseach Micheál Martin.

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