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Pubs group organises two-day session

The new Irish Pubs Global Federation begins a two-day gathering in Dublin's Convention Centre today.

The federation provides help to small firms and suppliers in Ireland's hospitality sector.

With 6,500 members, the network also provides a global platform for Irish suppliers to connect with Irish pubs around the world, presenting them with an opportunity to globally export their services, food and drink.

The network, formed only a month ago, was launched by Minister for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan with the backing of Enterprise Ireland and An Bord Bia.

It is an extension of the six-year-old Irish Pubs Global which was set up to give Irish pubs worldwide a platform from which to coordinate for their mutual benefit.