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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