Vintners chief: pubs sector ‘needs cash now’

Donal O’Keeffe of Licensed Vintners Association says shuttered and struggling pubs urgently need financial aid package

23rd August, 2020
Vintners chief: pubs sector ‘needs cash now’
Donal O’Keeffe of the Licensed Vintners Association of Ireland: ‘If there’s no cash injection now, it will be clear that the government’s talk is hollow’. Picture: Fergal Phillips

The government should forgo the “tea and sympathy” approach to Irish publicans, as there is now “no confidence” that the businesses will reopen any time soon, a representative body has warned.

“Pubs need cash now,” Donal O’Keeffe, the chief executive of the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA), told the Business Post.

“If there’s no cash injection now, it will be clear the government’s talk is hollow. There are...

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