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Not practical: JP McMahon, who got Galway’s first Michelin star in 2013, says the two-metre rule for social distancing is ‘the craziest thing anyone has ever come up with’. PHOTO: Andrew Downes

Not practical: JP McMahon, who got Galway’s first Michelin star in 2013, says the two-metre rule for social distancing is ‘the craziest thing anyone has ever come up with’. PHOTO: Andrew Downes

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Not practical: JP McMahon, who got Galway’s first Michelin star in 2013, says the two-metre rule for social distancing is ‘the craziest thing anyone has ever come up with’. PHOTO: Andrew Downes

When chef and restaurateur JP McMahon got Galway's first Michelin star for his eatery Aniar in 2013, it was a dream moment to relish for the family-run business.

Now, the culinary champion for the City of Tribes says the venue will not be reopening its doors on June 29 if the two-metre rule for restaurants stays in place, as he says it's a "suicide run" at the entire industry.