Pat Nolan Blog

Licensed wisdom XXXVI

-- a collection of notable quotes


 “While you were holding back, other financial institutions were eating your breakfast, lunch and dinner out from under you!” – publican Frank Towey to the AIB’s Brian Gallagher during question time at this year’s LVA Annual Conference.


“We will look back in 10 years’ time to say how simple the business was today” – LVA Chief Executive Donall O’Keeffe at this year’s LVA Annual Conference.


“We are now in a situation where we have a higher rate of tourism VAT than 27 European countries with which we compete.” – Irish Hotels Federation President Michael Lennon on the Government’s failure to re-position the VAT rate at 9%.


“Ignore the snobs, ignore the judgement, it’s your hard-earned money paying for that beer and don’t feel belittled.” – Beer Sommelier, writer, presenter and former publican Annabel Smith on women drinking beer.


“For the off-trade it’s still largely the female who makes most of the major purchases for a household. In terms of beer purchase, if there’s no advice or guidance, they’ll go for the ‘pile it high, sell it cheap’ option as a default.” – Annabel Smith on women drinking beer.

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