Pat Nolan Blog

Clocks forward into the Twilight Zone for publicans

With the country’s pubs still in lockdown until the end of June (at least), if not July, what are the country’s publicans to make of it all?
Apart from its natural growth curve, our high alcohol tax economy can only be encouraging online alcohol retailing’s rude health.

We spoke to two publicans, the Licensed Vintners Chairman Ronan Lynch of the Swan Bar in Aungier Street, Dublin and Paul Moynihan, of Moynihan’s Bar & Lounge in Donard, County Wicklow, who’s the incoming President of the Vintners Federation of Ireland about Social Distancing in the smaller pub and how will pubs set about attracting the cautious consumer back to our pubs when they do re-open?

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