Publicans Could Become Pariahs Because Of 90 Minute Rule

That's the fear of the Westmeath branch of the Vintners Federation Of Ireland.

The Chairman of the Westmeath branch of the Vintner's Federation is fearful that publicans may become a pariah for the enforcement of reduced social distancing measures. 

Guidance from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre says the two metre rule can be reduced to one, if customers in pubs that serve food only stay for 90 minutes. 

It also says that at least nine euro must be spent on a meal when pubs re-open on June 29th.

Owner of Gilleran's pub in Mullingar, Liam Gilleran says specific clarification has to be given before then:

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