Outlook bright for pub sector as 12 Dublin hostelries change hands

Among the establishments to be sold for big money in recent weeks were Lamb Doyles in Sandyford, the Eagle House in Dundrum and Three Tun Tavern in Blackrock

The pub sector is benefiting from a post Covid-19 bounce: the Three Tun Tavern in Blackrock, Co Dublin was bought for about €2.6 million

Publicans look set to benefit from Culture Minister Catherine Martin’s new €2.6 million grant scheme which will support a range of entertainment activities in off-peak times.

The scheme aims to increase night-time footfall in cities and towns by subsidising music, comedy, dance, literature, dramas and exhibitions.

The move comes as the sector is already benefiting from the post Covid-19 bounce, in terms of both its volume of drinks business and sales of licensed premises.

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