Restaurant and pub owners are fearing another delay in reopening due to the Delta variant.
Indoor dining is due to resume on 5th July, but concerns about the Delta variant of Covid-19 could disrupt plans.
An Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said the government does not want to undermine the progress of reopening more sections of the economy if there is an increased incidence of the more infectious variant.
The current plan for 5th July will allow indoor service in bars and restaurants, 50 people at weddings, up to three households for indoor visits and indoor and outdoor events with limited attendance.
RAI Chief Executive Adrian Cummins said that any delay in reopening indoor hospitality on 5th July will have a “catastrophic economic effect” on restaurants, cafes and pubs, specifically those in tourist areas.
“Indoor Hospitality is currently open in Irish Hotels and across all of Northern Ireland’s Hospitality industry,” Mr Cummins said.
The government is set to follow public health advice in their decisions in the coming weeks.