Pubs under pressure

Irish people last year spent € .6.3 billion on alcohol, as an increasing number drank at home and fewer consumed their beer, wine or spirits in public(...)

According to the report, 53 per cent of respondents said they had a good relationship with their bank while 18 per cent said it was “poor”. Half of all pub owners said their main bank did not make them feel like a “valued customer”.

Ireland’s 7,400 pubs have combined debts of more than €2 billion and are continuing to feel the pinch from the recession, according to a report on (...)