Sad Story of The Rushes Inn. On my way from Kilkenny to Dublin the other day, I decided that as I was in no great rush, to eschew the M9 motorway and to take the ‘old road’, the N78. Taking these old roads can be an evocative experience. Old memories of the many times you…
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News, Rural Pubs, Social
Rural publicans discuss the the issues.
by Dominic Mealy •
According to an article published in the Financial Times newspaper in January 2012, ‘almost 1,000 pubs have closed since the Celtic Tiger economy peaked in 2006 and publicans warn that a further 5,000 jobs will be lost during 2012.’ But the reality today is that Irish social habits have changed irreversibly. With the recession, people…
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