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15 November 2013

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“Irish taxes on alcohol are among the highest in Europe which makes it a prime target for counterfeiters in the European market” – NOffLA’s Jim McCabe appearing before before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform recently.

“We had a close look at France 10 or 12 years ago and identified sites in Lille, Calais and Dunkirk. When people asked: ‘Why Dunkirk?’ I said: ‘Because we can f*ck off quick if it all goes wrong!’” – JD Wetherspoon’s Chairman Tim Martin at a presentation of the full-year results for the company.

“What are you selling in having an Irish pub? You’re selling dreams, not product” – Alltech’s Dr Pearse Lyons speaking at this year’s IPG Conference in Dublin.

“Stay on track, stay in the black” – Pearse Lyons

“Don’t get it right, get it going” – Pearse Lyons

“Sack the gobshites – if you don’t they’ll sack you!” – Jerry Kennelly of Tweak.com speaking of the reluctant employee at this year’s IPG Conference in Dublin.

“As a country of just four million we’re currently producing enough food for 35 million. We plan to grow this to 50 million people” – Bord Bia’s Chairman Michael Carey speaking at this year’s IPG Conference in Dublin.

“Any fool can sell drink cheaply; work at selling expensive drink, that takes skill” – The Porterhouse’s Oliver Hughes speaking at this year’s IPG Conference in Dublin.

“Just because it’s craft doesn’t mean it’s quality” – Oliver Hughes

“Free WiFi is the single most important thing that you can have in your pub” – Simply Zesty’s Niall Harbinson speaking at this year’s IPG Conference in Dublin.

“Irish pubs have as much right to their iconic value as the Italian café or the French bistro” – Mel McNally of Irish Pub Design speaking at this year’s IPG Conference in Dublin.

 

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