Publican Kevin Barden, proprietor of O'Donoghue's pub in Dublin, is interviewed as pubs in Ireland start to reopen. From Monday, bars and restaurants in Ireland will be allowed to serve outdoors as part of a phased reopening over the summer following Covid restrictions. Pubs have been severely affected in their day-to-day trading due to the pandemic, and will be hoping for people to come out and support them as related rules are relaxed.
KEVIN BARDEN: Obviously, it's been a long 15 months for everyone and associated with the bar, but we're looking forward to Monday now and welcoming back all our customers that we haven't seen and we haven't seen in a long, long time. So, it's going to be great atmosphere back around the place again.