Rural Independent TDs completely opposed to draconian new measures that they say will close more pubs and lead to control of what happens in Irish homes

The Rural Independent Group in the Dáil today slammed the government for trying to rush through sweeping new Covid-19 enforcement powers for the Gardaí. The proposed measures are contained in the Criminal Justice (Enforcement Powers) (Covid-19) Bill 2020, which the Rural Group members fear will lead to the closure of even more pubs and restaurants, […]

Disappointment over decision regarding pubs opening on Good Friday #AboutTime

The representative bodies for the licensed trade, the LVA and VFI have said they are extremely disappointed with the Minister for Justice’s decision not to introduce legislation which would permit all licensed premises to serve alcohol on Good Friday this year.   The Chief Executive of the LVA, Donall O’Keeffe said his members and members […]

Roadwatch Guide to Marseille: Eating Out & Night Life

Eating Out You certainly won’t be short on places to eat in Marseille with a variety of restaurants dotted throughout the city covering numerous specialities.  One dish that is hugely popular and that you’ll spot on offer in many places is the local bouillabaisse dish, which is basically a fish stew. Considering it’s a port […]

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Wales v Ireland: Your Six Nations Guide To Cardiff

– Compiled by Noel Byrne & Adrian Harmon, AA Roadwatch Ireland take on Wales at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Friday 10th March. The game kicks-off at 8:05pm in what is expected to be a fiercely contested and highly entertaining encounter. If you’re planning on making your way to Cardiff for the match, we want […]

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Wales v Ireland: While You’re There

– Compiled by Noel Byrne and Adrian Harmon, AA Roadwatch While You’re There Once you’ve arrived in Cardiff, you’ll want to make the most of your time, however short. With that in mind this page has all the info you’ll need, from where to stay, eat, drink, dance and climb walls. You’re welcome. Accommodation Things […]

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VFI Urges Government to Help Boost Consumer Confidence. 6,000 jobs gone since 2009 and no sign of reducing

Over 350 publicans today (May 14th 2013) attended the Knightsbrook Hotel, in Co. Meath for the 40th Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (“VFI”) AGM.   VFI President and Kilkenny publican Gerry Rafter addressed the delegates and highlighted the dire reality which sees publicans and other businesses all over Ireland struggling for survival. Assembled publicans were particularly irate at […]