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RAI ‘Outraged’ by Dublin Restaurant Water Shortages

The Restaurants Association of Ireland today called for Dublin City Council to lift the water restrictions that will be imposed on businesses tomorrow Thursday 20th of June, and Friday 21st of June.

Chief Executive of the Restaurants Association of Ireland, Adrian Cummins said that the representative body is outraged that they weren’t consulted about the restrictions that will affect businesses during the peak summer tourist season.

Water shortages for restaurants this weekend

“Dublin City Council has no idea how tough business is, especially for struggling restaurants where margins are tighter than ever. It’s a ridiculous and unfair imposition on these struggling businesses.

Shutting down supplies in the morning, with lack of consultation with the affected businesses, shows just how outdated and anti-business Dublin City Council is. This is an anti-business measure and our members will not stand for it. No foodservice business can afford to be without water, and given just mere hours’ notice.”

Cummins continued; “No emergency measures were put in place for affected businesses- even the emergency hotline does not work. The Association has been inundated with calls from concerned restaurateurs. An estimated €5-10,000 loss of revenue per restaurant is at stake because of these antiquated moves.”

With only a few hours warning given to restaurateurs, this has hit many Dublin City business-owners completely out of the blue and they have had to rush to make other provisions coming into the busy tourist and weekend trade.

The Water Restrictions in Dublin City Council have been announced for Thursday June 20th and Friday June 21st 2013 at the following times:

Thursday 20th June 2013: 9am-3pm
Friday 21st June 2013:       9am-3pm

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