Publicans: Industry has turned a corner

Publicans: Industry has turned a corner
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Publicans say their industry has turned the corner, after years of decline.

A survey carried out for the Vintners Federation of Ireland says over half of us visit the pub at least once a week.

Nine out of ten Irish people said they wanted to see our "pub culture" preserved.

88% of overseas tourists say they visited a pub during their stay.

Padraig Cribbon, who is CEO of the VFI, says pubs have had to adapt in order to survive: "Consumer habits have changed and as a result of that, the offering by publicans has changed.

"So what we are seeing now is a emphasis on entertainment, on food, on sport."


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