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Government must intervene to save Irish pubs, says Forest Eireann

New figures released by the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland show that 7,000 jobs were lost in the pub trade in 2010 alone.

“It is ironic to think that a smoking ban ostensibly introduced to protect the health of bar staff should be contributing to their loss of employment,” said John Mallon of the smokers' group Forest Eireann.

Full response here.

PS. Did we really say "Government must intervene". Er, yes, but only in the sense that the Government should not have intervened in the first place. In this instance 'intervention' means relaxing the regulations ...

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Intervention in this case would be for government to amend the ban to de-intervene itself. So in that sense, government should de-intervene.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 18:21 | Unregistered CommenterArthur

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