Taoiseach defends late night re-opening restrictions

The Taoiseach has said the alternative to new restrictions on the late night entertainment industry was to pause the re-opening of it altogether.

Speaking this morning Micheál Martin said the only way to allow the nightclub sector re-open safely was to introduce mandatory ticketing, from next weekend.

The proposal has been slammed widely by many representatives from the late-night hospitality sector as totally unworkable.

The Taoiseach says they need to work with the Government...