Dublin's 'Wet Pubs' Will Not Reopen On September 21

By Dave Simpson
Dublin's 'Wet Pubs' Will Not Reopen On September 21

Pubs that do not serve, or so-called "wet pubs", in Dublin will not be permitted to reopen along with "wet pubs" in the Republic of Ireland's other 25 counties on September 21 due to a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases in the capital.

When it was announced last week that "wet pubs" could reopen in Ireland on September 21, it was also stated that "wet pub" operations might be subject to local restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19 in areas with high case rates, and case rates in Dublin are currently increasing considerably.

Attempting To Prevent Hospital Admissions And Deaths

As reported by The Irish Times, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said that the virus incidence has increased ten-fold in Dublin over the past month, and without the introduction of additional preventative measures, there will be "a second wave of hospital admissions, ICU admissions and possible deaths".

'Wet Pubs' In The Rest Of Ireland

"Wet pubs" in the rest of Ireland will still be permitted to reopen on September 21, and will be required to adhere to a number of health and safety guidelines upon reopening.

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