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No place like home: more than half of us visit Irish pubs when travelling abroad - survey

Posted on 24 May 2017
*27% of Irish people work or have worked in Ireland’s hospitality sector* *Almost one third of Irish people have met their significant other at a pub, hotel or nightclub* *63% of Irish people choose a local pub, restaurant...
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Ireland’s beer excise is 1,000% higher than Germany’s, second highest in the EU—new industry report

Posted on 12 May 2017
*New report by DCU Economist Tony Foley compares Ireland’s alcohol excise duty with other EU member states;* *Ireland has the second highest overall alcohol excise duty in the EU;* *Ireland also has the highest wine excise in the...
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Brexit risks causing repeat ‘recession effect’ on rural Ireland and the hospitality sector

Posted on 01 May 2017
*Ireland’s hospitality sector employs 10 percent of the workforce, but an urban-centric recovery and the threat of Brexit risks jeopardising our economy and rural communities;* *Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) is putting forward nine proposals to rejuvenate and...
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