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Government target of 50,000 new tourism jobs threatened by dramatic collapse in sterling – Drinks Industry Group of Ireland

Posted on 28 August 2017
*Tourism numbers from Britain down 6.5% in 2017 when compared to last year* *Morgan Stanley warns that sterling/euro will reach parity by end of this year* *Spectre of cross-border shopping now re-emerging* *Drinks Industry Group of Ireland calls for...
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Drinks industry: Government must protect Ireland’s hospitality sector with a ‘Brexit Budget’

Posted on 28 June 2017
*Ireland’s hospitality sector supports almost 210,000 jobs, yet decrease in British trade and tourism puts it at risk, particularly in rural parts of country;* *We require a Brexit Budget to innovate and stimulate consumer spending and economic growth;* *DIGI...
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More than 7,000 pubs, 2,000 restaurants, 3,000 off-licences and almost 1,000 hotels support 210,000 jobs in the Irish drinks and hospitality sector—new report

Posted on 25 May 2017
*The drinks and hospitality sector pays €2.9 billion in wages and helps deliver €6.4 billion in tourism spend each year;* *Authored by DCU Economist Anthony Foley, the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) new report shows the sector contributes...
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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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