Tánaiste can’t guarantee pubs will be able to open on August 10th

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The Tánaiste has said he can’t guarantee pubs will be able to open on August 10th.

It comes after a decision not to allow them to open on Monday, with a review to happen in three weeks.

Leo Varadkar has acknowledged it’s a hammer blow for publicans.

Kerry Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae says rural pubs should be allowed to open.