Pub group JD Wetherspoon has suspended payments to its suppliers in the Republic of Ireland until its pubs reopen after the COVID-19 crisis.
Wetherspoon confirmed to The Irish Times that, in line with its policy in the UK, it has sought a moratorium on payments until its outlets reopen.
According to a report by UK sustainability website Footprint, an e-mail composed by Wetherspoon stated, "We are asking for a moratorium on payments, until the pubs reopen, at which point we intend to clear outstanding payments, within a short timeframe.
"We understand that this puts significant pressure on our suppliers, but we are kindly asking for your assistance during this very difficult period."
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