The Restaurants Association of Ireland has called on the Government to take urgent action to help restaurants deal with landlord disputes over the charging of full rent rates during the pandemic.
The industry group said a code of practice and fast-track arbitration was needed for a speedy resolution of such disputes to safeguard thousands of jobs in the hospitality sector.
The association has criticised “greedy landlords”, saying some were “not playing their part” and were continuing to charge their tenant businesses full rent rates during the current pandemic and economic crisis.
“Some commercial landlords seem to be oblivious to fact that Ireland is in an economic crisis,” said Adrian Cummins, chief executive of the Restaurants Association of Ireland.
“We are demanding urgent action from the Government. Businesses are struggling, and some cannot hold on much longer. These businesses are the mainstay of our communities, and people’s livelihoods. Why should they
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