BOCO PIZZA RESTAURANT [WILL BE OPERATING A TAKE-A-WAY OR HOME DELIVERY SERVICE]
I had a chat with Colm Bodkin the owner of BoCo on Bolton Street and he told me that the restaurant was closed but that he was establishing a take-away service and that he was hoping to deliver especially to older people but he was not yet in a position to make a final announcement. Visit https://boco.ie for details.
Despite all the stories about Temple Bar on Saturday [14 March 2020] there was a very abrupt change. I was having a meal at at Mieko King 101 Capel Street and the manager told me that they closing until further notice. When I left the restaurant and noticed that many other pubs and restaurants were closed.
Today I had a walk around the city centre and on the North Side of the city almost every pub and restaurant was closed. On the South Side a number of pubs and restaurants were still operational.
Today in Ireland there were 40 new cased bringing the total to 169. There were 11 new cases in Northern Ireland
[UPDATE] The Irish government has called on pubs and bars to close from Sunday to help tackle coronavirus. The request to close pubs until 29 March followed discussions with industry representatives who outlined the difficulty of implementing social distancing while pubs remain open. The government also asked people not to hold house parties, as doing so “would put other peoples’ health at risk”.