Over 100 pubs closing in Donegal as VFI demand government action

It's emerged that over 100 pubs in Donegal have chosen to cease trading over the past 12 months following the publication of new figures from the Revenue Commissioners.

106 pubs in the county did not renew their licences over the past year, the third highest figure in the country after Dublin and Cork.

Publicans say the smoking ban, reductions in drink drive limits and cheap alcohol in supermarkets have all contributed to what is becoming a terminal decline for many pubs.

Martin Gibbons is VFI spokesperson in Donegal, he says there are things that could be done to help, but he's not confident they will materialise........

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