Work to begin today on hospitality guidelines

Fáilte Ireland is to start work today on updating its guidelines for the hospitality sector - after new advice on outdoor events.

It will hold talks with government officials 'first thing' this morning to begin the process.

The Attorney-General yesterday said 200 people can attend an outdoor gathering - in a big boost to hotels, pubs and restaurants.

Adrian Cummins, from the Restaurants Association of Ireland, says it's a surprising but welcome clarification: