“It is so aggressive out there. It reminds me of th€1980s when I started out”

Michael Barry of drinks distributor Barry & Fitzwilliam says he loves the buzz and aggravations of the business

19th March, 2011

Michael Barry of drinks distributor Barry & Fitzwilliam says he loves the buzz and aggravations of the business

The tremendous shift in drinking habits in Ireland over the past ten years has forced many rural pubs to pull down the shutters for good, as a growing number of people opt to drink at home. At the same time, the drinks sector is becoming increasingly globalised, with brands considered local by many people actually being controlled...

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