Bars given a presumptive date to open, only to find that the goalposts had moved at the last possible minute for them.
LOCALS across Fermanagh finally got a taste of the new normal, as drink-only pubs reopened its doors for the first time since St Patrick’s day. “We have been delighted all week”, explained Mark Edwards from Blakes of the Hollow. “It’s been a long and challenging time for the bar. “It was lovely to see our […]
All pubs and restaurants must close from 11pm tonight
Last week the Executive announced that September 21 would be the new date for pubs that do not serve food to re-open.
“It’s impossible to shift the blame onto them when in reality they have been closed since March.”
THERE could be new hope for the many pubs across Fermanagh forced to stay closed as the go-ahead could be given for publicans to reopen this weekend when the Executive meets on Thursday. First Minister Arlene Foster indicated yesterday that such pubs should be given a date after Thursday’s Stormont meeting. It has been reported […]
Politicians urged to step in and help save jobs
HERE have to go continental and begin embracing an outdoor pub culture. While the Fermanagh weather may not be as suited to the al fresco experience as in mainland Europe, with bars and restaurants recently reopening with much smaller capacity due to social distancing requirements, and many unable to reopen yet at all, the idea […]
Steady business but many still stay closed due to restrictions
WITH the coronavirus lockdown easing last week Fermanagh saw its business trade getting back to some sort of normality. ‘Operation Restart’ is being welcomed by everyone even though things are much different from when lockdown first began in mid March. Businesses across the county have been gearing themselves up for the re-opening […]