Aer Lingus and British Airways-owner IAG has forecast only a minimal pick-up in capacity to 25% for the April to June quarter. The airline group is remaining cautious despite hopes that European travel will start to recover from late May onwards.
The rise to 25% of 2019's capacity compared to the 19.6% of capacity the airline group flew in the January to March quarter as the pandemic continued to restrict travel.
Four Dublin streets are set to be pedestrianised as the city prepares for an outdoor summer amid easing of Covid restrictions. Dublin City Council confirmed that work has begun to pedestrianise the streets to facilitate outdoor dining.
The Council is also being lobbied to restrict traffic on Merrion Row. From Monday May 24, the following four streets will be either traffic-free, or have sections of them traffic-free daily after 11am.
The Government may consider bringing back the Stay and Spend scheme later this year, according to the Finance Minister. The initiative allowed people to claim tax back on money they had spent on accommodation or indoor dining. It was shut down after only a few weeks as Covid-19 case numbers surged.
Tuesday, 11th May, 10:00 GMT
This webinar, held in partnership with The European Federation of Catering Equipment Manufacturers (EFCEM), will look at the Drinking Water Directive Recast in the EU. It will also review Food Contact Materials (FCM) developments in the UK and China.