Irish garden centre owners wonder why they're being forced to close

Once again, in Ireland they're getting to grips with new restrictions and government definitions and trying to figure out what it all means.

In particular, garden centre operators — and their green-fingered customers — are scratching their heads today after the government last night published a detailed list of ‘essential’ retailers that are permitted to remain open to customers during Level 5.

That list includes “markets that, wholly or principally, offer food for sale, as well as shops that sell “supplies and tools essential for farming or agriculture purposes”.

It does not include garden centres.

Read more at The Journal (Ian Curran)

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