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Midlands TD Hitting Out At "Nonsensical" Rules For Rural Pubs

The Rural Independent Group is calling for the government to adopt a different approach to the re-opening of pubs.

The government has agreed to re-open pubs from September 21st. 

Cabinet Ministers are meeting at the moment to discuss the impact of opening pubs in two weeks time.

It will be subject to any local restrictions or lockdowns that might be in place.

It comes after strict guidelines for pubs that don't serve food to open safely were published at the weekend.

Laois-Offaly TD and member of the Rural Independent Group, Carol Nolan, says the rules don't make sense:

The Rural Independent Group is putting forward a motion in the Dáil, opposing the recently published guidelines for the hospitality sector.

Deputy Nolan says the measures unnecessarily restrict rural businesses that are already struggling:

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