‘I need to survive and put food on the table’ – Dublin beauty salon opens to customers despite Level 5 restrictions – Independent.ie

Gardai are investigating after a Dublin beauty salon opened to the public today, with the owner arguing she has a constitutional right to earn a living.

hristine McTiernan – who runs C&N Beauty Room in Balbriggan – “took a stand” as she believes small businesses should be allowed to operate despite lockdown restrictions requiring all non-essential retail to remain closed.

Ms McTiernan said her salon was inundated with calls and was “booked up” within hours.

“I received calls from people in Galway, Wicklow and all over. The reaction has been phenomenal and the support has been great, people have been telling me fair play,” she said.

“This is for me. I have to do what I have to do to pay my bills. I have to put food on the table, I have to pay my rent. It is for survival. This is the reason why I’m doing this because

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