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# Pubs
Publicans say country faces 'two-tier Christmas' if hospitality remains closed following Level 5
Once the six-week lockdown is over, it is envisaged that the country will remain at Level 3 until the New Year.
# Pubs
Supports in Budget will bring 'some degree of confidence' to publicans, Vintners Federation says
Paschal Donohoe announced the various reliefs for the hospitality sector today.
# shut down
Government releases evidence it relied on to justify delaying the reopening of pubs
The VFI called for the evidence linking Covid-19 spikes to pubs reopening to be published.
# phase four delayed
Decision to delay pubs reopening will be met with 'fury and despair', publican reps say
Today’s decision based on advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) comes after an increase in cases over recent weeks.
# pubs reopening
NPHET concerns cast doubt over reopening of bars as publicans seek clarity
The VFI has said that pubs are in the dark on whether or not they will be able to reopen.
# on the dry
Publicans say 'archaic' Good Friday alcohol ban should be lifted ahead of 1916 centenary
They say extra tourists will be in Ireland for the centenary, as well as the Ireland vs Switzerland game.
# danger
Publicans warn that increased violence in pubs could lead to a death
The head of the Vintners’ Federation of Ireland has said an increase in attacks has happened in recent years.
# Closing Time
More than 1,000 Irish pubs have had to shut down since 2007
And it’s all about tax, say industry chiefs.
# Alcohol Abuse
New scheme encourages parents to bring their teens to the pub
The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland said that the scheme aims to promote mature drinking for young adults.
# Drink up
One in four pubs have cut opening hours and half have seen turnover drop
New research shows that less than a third of regular pub-goers are under 30, but industry heads say that the sector is bouncing back.
# Alcohol
Publicans feel 'neglected' by government
Eighty six per cent of publicans are dissatisfied with government support, while 39 per cent have made reductions in staffing levels.
# Alcohol
Sports clubs could lose €3.5m if pubs banned from sponsorship - VFI
The Vintners Federation of Ireland says it believes a ban on alcohol sponsorship would also apply to local parish pubs.
# Pubs
Publicans call 2012 'one of the worst' on record
The statement from publicans comes as Michael Noonan rules out a lid tax.
# Protest
Publicans make demands to Government after protest
The pub industry says it is haemorrhaging jobs and has called for urgent action after it suffered its worst October in over 20 years.
# Alcohol
Irish publicans call for end to cut-price booze
The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland has backed calls by a Minister of State to introduce a minimum price for alcohol.