Government officials will meet the hospitality sector today about their lack of compliance with Covid rules.
The Department of the Taoiseach sought the meeting on Friday, after new ESRI data was released.
It found 34 per cent of customers in restaurants aren't having their Covid certs checked - and 37 per cent in pubs.
But Adrian Cummins, from the Restaurants Association, disputes the basis of the research.
"This was an online survey, this was not a qualitative direct face-to-face live inspection of a business."
He said from his experience "on the ground" compliance is "far higher" than the ESRI results.
Well done to @VFIpubs, @LVADublinPubs, @RAI_ie & other hospitality sector representatives who are requesting businesses non compliant with Covid rules are closed. Vast majority of businesses are following guidelines as they have always done & deserve support.
— Ollie Crowe (@olliecrowe_ie) November 8, 2021
Mr Cummins says the industry needs a timeline on public health rules.
"We need to find out at what percentage will the Covid pass be stood down - is it 100 % vaccination, 99, 98?"
The group will meet with Government officials this afternoon.