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Over 1,000 Irish pubs ‘forced out of business’ by the recession

More than 1,000 pubs in Ireland have gone bust during the recession, the umbrella group for the drinks industry claimed today. The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (Digi), which represents 92,000 employees in pubs, restaurants, hotels and off-licences, said the relatively high excise duty on alcohol was costing jobs and making the country’s tourism offering less competitive……. read more

Irish Times – 15th July 2014

More than 1,000 Irish pubs have had to shut down since 2007

DRINKS INDUSTRY HEADS have today called for a reversal in the increase of excise duty on alcohol, blaming it for the closure of more than 1,000 pubs in Ireland since 2007…… read more

thejournal.ie – 15th July 2014

Stand up for a vital part of our culture… support your local

Imagine a sector in recession ravaged Ireland that still employs 92,000 people. Imagine that these are jobs in parishes across the country, in places where jobs are often thin on the ground. Imagine a sector that is steeped in Irish craft and artisanship but also home to innovation….. read more

Irish Independent – 10th July 2014

Wine and Football

With soccer dominating the airwaves , this week on Movies & Booze we are going to focus on two wine producing countries who have a polarised experience in the wine world versus the outcome of their performances in the 2014 World Cup….. Chile and Argentina….. read more

Newstalk – 4th July 2014

Irish Drinkers face more than double the tax on booze paid by punters in other European countries.

Drinkers here face more than double the tax on booze paid by punters in other European countries, it was claimed today.The Support Your Local campaign says that massive taxes on drinkers are costing jobs and crippling the drinks industry….. read more

Irish Mirror – 26th June 2014
 
 

Meath’s alcohol tax take is €733 per person, per year.

Meath people are paying €733.08 per person in taxes on alcohol per year, according to the drinks industry.
While Germany prepare to play the United States in this evening’s World Cup match, the drinks industry has released data that outlines how much tax the Meath and German consumer…. read more

Meath Chronicle – 26th June 2014
 
 

Mayo drinkers big tax payout.

Mayo people are paying €58 million in tax on booze each year, according to a new drinks industry report. Drinks Industry Ireland revealed… read more

Mayo Advertsier – 26th June 2014
 
 

Drinks industry deserves reversal of penal excise duty, committee hears

The drinks industry supports 12,000 farm families and deserves a reversal of “penal” excise increases, the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland has told the Oireachtas joint committee of agriculture….. read more

Irish Examiner – 25th June 2014
 
 

Whiskey tax ‘more than cost of bottle in US’

IRELAND is one of the most expensive countries in the world to buy Irish whiskey. The tax on a bottle of whiskey in Ireland is more than the total price you’d pay for it in New York, whiskey entrepreneur Marie Byrne told the Oireachtas agriculture committee… read more

Irish Independent – 25th June 2014
 
 

The government needs to rethink its approach to whiskey (and not the stuff in the Dáil bar)

THE GOVERNMENT NEEDS to rethink its approach to whiskey if the sector is to continue to grow at a rapid pace.
That’s what the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture was told this afternoon…. read more

thejournal.ie – 24th June 2014
 
 

Support Your Local campaign launched in Killarney

502 pubs and hotels in Kerry employ over 4300 people in the county. The figures are contained in a new report and campaign called ‘Support Your Local’. Kate O’Leary of The Laurels in Killarney was speaking ahead of the launch of the campaign today…. read more

Radio Kerry – 20th May 2014
 
 

CAVAN-MONAGHAN LAUNCH OF ‘SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL…’ CAMPAIGN HIGHLIGHTS IMPORTANCE OF DRINKS INDUSTRY TO COUNTY

The Cavan-Monaghan launched the drink industries major national campaign entitled ‘Support Your Local…’ in the Squealing Pig, Monaghan Town . The campaign is designed to highlight the significant financial and social contribution made by the Irish drinks industry all around the country…. read more

Monaghan Life – 19th May 2014
 
 

Mayo ‘Support Your Local’ campaign launched in Westport

APPROXIMATELY 3,718 jobs are associated with the drinks industry (2,547 directly employed) in the 431 pubs and hotels in Mayo, while over €1.8 million worth of local agricultural goods are purchased by those in the sector it was revealed ….. read more

Mayo News – 13th May 2014
 
 

‘Support your local’ campaign launched in Limerick

‘THE pub is not just a pub’, they say. It’s a place of community and conversation, and a source of comfort, camaraderie and craic…… read more

Limerick Leader – 11th May 2014
 
 

In Pictures: Launch of Support Your Local… Campaign

A national launch of the Support Your Local… campaign took place on Monday the 28th of April, where a new wide-ranging report by Tony Foley from the DCU Business School: ‘Drinks Related Employment in Dáil Constituencies’ was released… read more

FFT.ie – 9th May 2014
 
 

Campaign launched to support Mayo pubs

A new report has found the drinks industry supports 3,781 jobs in Mayo, generating €84 million in wages in the county. The report was compiled by Tony Foley, an economist with Dublin City University Business School…. read more

Mayo Advertiser – 9th May 2014
 
 

Publican Eamon backs plan to safeguard jobs in industry

The national campaign ‘Support Your Local’ is designed to highlight the significant financial and social contribution made by the Irish drinks industry. In Wicklow 1,658 people are employed in the drinks industry with 179 pubs and ba ….. read more

Bray People – 7th May 2014
 
 

Drinks industry employs almost 7,000 people in the Shannonside region

A new report published in conjunction with a new drinks industry campaign ‘Support Your Local’ shows there are almost 7,000 jobs associated with the drinks industry in the Shannonside region….. read more

Shannonside – 5th May 2014
 
 

Support Your Local, Support Cork Jobs, Say Publicans

Cork brewers, pubs, restaurants, hotels and independent off-licences are rallying together in a new campaign designed to highlight the significant financial and social contribution made by the Irish drinks industry, responsible for 10,338 jobs locally…read more

Cork News – 2th May 2014
 
 

Campaigners fight to save the local pub

An all-out campaign has been launched by the drinks industry to help save hundreds of pubs and restaurants across County Galway which are faced with the threat of closure…read more

Connacht Tribune – 30th April 2014
 
 

€100,000 ‘Support Your Local’ Campaign Launched By Drinks Industry

Various leading groups within the country’s drinks industry have come together to launch a nationwide campaign called ‘Support Your Local’ designed to highlight the contribution it makes, such as..read more

Hospitality Ireland – 29th April 2014
 
 

‘Support your local’ campaign launched

Yesterday we attended the launch of the ‘Support your local’ campaign in Buswells hotel. It’s a joint initiative between VFI, LVA, RAI, ABFI, and NOFFLA. Basically, anyone involved in drinks and food related hospitality whose name can be made into an acronym….read more

Publin – 29th April 2014
 
 

‘Branching out into food helped our pub ride out the bad times’

Owner of The Bard’s Den, Vincent Flannery, said fears for his business grew as he watched a number of pubs in the area shut down in the years after the recession hit. Mr Flannery diversified the business in an attempt to survive, and seven years later he is finally beginning to see some growth….read more

independent.ie – 29th April 2014
 
 

Drinks industry urges excises rethink

Increasing excise duties continue to put at risk an industry which directly employs 63,000 and supports a further 30,000 jobs, contributing €2bn to the exchequer.The economic and social contributions of the drinks industry were stoutly highlighted yesterday…..read more

Irish Examiner – 29th April 2014
 
 

Big boost for the local with €100,000 campaign

Nine organisations, including Diageo, Heineken Ireland and the Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland (ABFI) are backing the campaign, which aims to overcome the negative reputation it says local pubs have fallen victim to in recent years…..read more

Irish Independent – 29th April 2014
 
 

Raising a glass to the drink sector’s massive economic impact

More than 60,000 people are directly employed in the sector, which buys €1.1bn worth of produce and service each year – including 220,000 tonnes of barley.Economist Tony Foley of the DCU Business School says the economic impact of the drinks industry is substantial……read more

Irish Independent – 29th April 2014
 
 

Drinks industry urges ‘Support Your Local….’

The drinks industry has launched a major national campaign entitled ‘Support Your Local’, designed to highlight the significant financial and social contribution made by the Irish drinks industry. In addition, a series of regional ‘Support Your Local…’ events were announced…..read more

Drinks Industry Ireland – 28th April 2014
 
 

Drinks industry launches national ‘Support Your Local..’ campaign

The drinks industry has launched a national campaign called ‘Support Your Local…’ designed to highlight the contribution it makes, such as employing 92,000 people and buying €1.1bn worth of Irish inputs….read more

Business&Leadership – 28th April 2014
 
 

Drinks Industry Launches Major National Campaign ‘Support Your Local’

The Irish drinks industry has launched a major national campaign entitled ‘Support Your Local…’, designed to highlight the significant financial and social contribution made by the sector….read more

FFT.ie – 28th April 2014
 
 

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