Pubs still pull in the punters

The Irish pub trade is fighting to weather the current economic gloom, but the bar owners’ task is growing harder as time goes on.

12th April, 2008

The Irish pub trade is fighting to weather the current economic gloom, but the bar owners’ task is growing harder as time goes on.

There is a longstanding belief in the bar trade that, during the tough times, pubs do a little better, as gloomy drinkers are in even more need of cheering up. Rising unemployment and a slowing economy have left many sectors feeling vulnerable, but publicans - in Dublin at least -...

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