A number of nightclubs intend on opening earlier from today, in a bid to work around new Covid rules.
Copper Face Jacks, one of Ireland's most famous nightclubs, plans to open its doors at 6pm from now on.
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Tramline, another Dublin club, is following suit and will welcome party goers at 7pm.
From tonight, bars, clubs and restaurants must shut at 12am, in the Government's new measure to spread the curb of Covid-19.
Ian Redmond, owner and operator of the Traminle club, says shifting hours are "non sensical".
"If they want us to close, tell us to close."
"I think [he Government] are afraid that if we do then we'll have more rights for funding that they don't want to provide."
He said if his business were to shut now, it would be seen as a choice, leaving him no option but to open earlier.
The Department of Tourism has confirmed hotel bars will have to close from midnight tonight.
It had been initially said there would be an exemption from new closing hours for hotel bars.
Department of Tourism confirming hotel bars will have to shut at midnight tonight, including residents bars, with all customers off the premises by that time.
That includes weddings, even for residents
— Seán Defoe (@SeanDefoe) November 18, 2021
But bars in hotels including residence bars will have to shut with everyone off the premises from midnight.
The rules will also apply to weddings held in those venues.