The Irish Pub is still important

For many years the Pub has been a key attraction for visitors to Ireland. In fact, in the most recent Visitor Attitude Survey, the Pub still ranks highly as a positive discriminator for Ireland over other destinations.

We appear to have plenty of them, over 8,000 dotted right across the country, providing comfort and sustenance to locals and visitors alike.

But recent news that up to 1,000 of these very same Pubs haven’t renewed their Licenses sends a loud message that all is not well with the sector. ITIC spoke with Padraig Cribben, Chief Executive of the Vintners’ Federation of Ireland. Click on the image below to hear what he had to say.

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September 22nd 2010

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