Monday 25 September 2017

Don't cry over your wine and your hummus dip when rural pubs vanish

'The big pubs in Dublin are a different form of the same business and good luck to them if they are making big profits. I know most of the owners and they are sound. Country pubs will survive but only a few will still be here in five years' time' (stock photo)
'The big pubs in Dublin are a different form of the same business and good luck to them if they are making big profits. I know most of the owners and they are sound. Country pubs will survive but only a few will still be here in five years' time' (stock photo)
Billy Keane

Billy Keane

The new drink-driving bill is on the way in and many of my friends will lose their businesses as a result of the reduction in the drink-drive limits.

But the research shows eight people a year will be saved by the new laws and you can't argue with that.

I have been asked to go on several TV and radio programmes to explain the loss to us bar persons, but how can you argue against mothers and fathers whose kids have been killed by drunk drivers?

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