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Poll: Do you go out to pubs?

Could the Irish pub become extinct?

Image: Pub Shot via Shutterstock

THE IRISH PUB could become a rarity.

That is according to business and credit analyst Vision-net, which believes half of the country’s pubs are in danger of closing down.

The firm stress-tested 945 pubs and found 49 per cent were close to collapse, while another fifth were at a medium-risk of failure.

The Revenue Commissioners confirmed that 150 pubs closed last year, while the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland says pub sales in February were down 3 per cent compared with last February.

The problem centres on the recession and falling numbers of on-site drinkers, with many punters choosing to buy alcohol in off-licenses and imbibe at home.

What about you? Do you still go out to pubs?


Poll Results:







And tell us why you stopped going (or while you still go) in the comments section.

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