A financial support package for pubs which still can not open is being considered by the government.
Several Ministers are working on a scheme for businesses which remain shut due to Phase 4 of lifting Covid-19 restrictions being delayed by three weeks.
Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar says it is too early to say what the extra supports for pubs will be.
“Id prefer not to speculate at this stage,” he said. “We have tasked a number of Cabinet ministers to examine that.
“When they reopen, what’s going to be there for them as a commercial rates waiver of six months - that’s in fact there already.
“There’s the restart grant and they can apply for that even if they’re not reopening.
“There’ll be the wage subsidy scheme for staff, and that includes staff that are on furlough.
“There will be things like the VAT cut and the low cost loans.”
Donal O'Keeffe, CEO of the Licensed Vintners Association says publicans need this support as soon as possible.
He said they are looking forward to meeting ministers as support plans are prepared.
He added: “The important point though, is that this support is required immediately. We’re going to be closed for five and half months by the end of August.”