Billy Joel

Uptown Girl

Midlands Business Owners Concerned About Second Lockdown

One florist lost ten weddings when they were forced to close for two months. 

Locking down Kildare, Laois and Offaly will have a devastating impact on businesses that are trying to get back on their feet. 

That's the message from Kildare Chamber of Commerce, which is calling on the government not to lock down the three counties. 

Hotels and bed and breakfasts have already started to get cancellations due to threat of a localised lockdown. 

Chamber chief executive Allen Shine wants the focus to be on community testing instead:

Violet's Florist in Kildare Town lost commercial contracts and ten weddings when they were forced to close for two months. 

Owner Elisha Devine says if a strict lockdown is announced today, €3,000 euro worth of fresh flowers will go in the bin:

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