Let's save Irish pubs -- bring back smoking
In the seven years since the smoking ban, more than a thousand pubs have gone bust.
Our pub culture is one of the reasons why Ireland is a great place to live and visit, despite the tough economic times. Pubs bring people together. They are a great social glue where friendships are made and people can enjoy a sociable and responsible drink.
On its seventh anniversary it is time to amend the smoking ban to allow pubs freedom of choice.