Outlook: Pubs


With nearly 7,200 licensed pubs operating throughout the country, the Irish licenced trade is a crucial component of Ireland’s important hospitality sector which employs 230,000, spends more than €2.9bn annually in wages and delivered €6.5bn in tourism revenues in 2017.



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On the back of strong economic growth, buoyant consumer sentiment, falling unemployment and a record year for tourism numbers, the Irish pub sector is performing strongly and there is a sense of optimism within the sector not seen for many years. Here we look at the main risks and opportunities within the sector with a particular focus on Brexit.