Restaurant owners says they are prepared to explore all options to open safely, including the use of vaccine passports.
However, the Restaurant Association of Ireland says a number of issues would have to be addressed in order to consider the move.
Vaccine passports are being considered by a number of countries with a view to allowing those fully vaccinated, resume activities currently subject to restrictions.
President of the RAI, Mark McGowan, says workers would have to be vaccinated along with customers:
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