Pat Nolan Blog

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-- a collection of notable quotes

“People are desperate to get back into bars, restaurants and hospitality spaces… as much as we’ve tried to recreate things at home, you can’t recreate that experience.” – Paul Wainwright, Director of Harrison Asia-Pacific, at a CGA Atlantic Club webinar on ‘Redefining the Out of Home Experience’.

“Living with Covid-19? We’re being dominated by it” – LVA Vice Chairman Noel Anderson in the Business Post.

“Mondays are typically quiet in the pub trade but the novelty of reopening has seen a busy trade in some parts of the country. We’ll have to wait until after the weekend to get a proper feel for how customers are responding.” – VFI’s Padraig Cribben on the first couple of days’ trade for ‘wet’ pubs on reopening the first time.

“It’s simply unsustainable in my view that the Government is pocketing around a third of the price of the average drink in excise and VAT receipts at a time when the majority of businesses are at least 50% down on their revenues.” – The new Chair of the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland Liam Read.

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