MVP pub in Dublin, previously well-known for its welcoming attitude towards customer's pets, has reportedly been told by the HSE that it is no longer allowed welcome dogs inside the premises.
According to the Lovin Dublin website, the bar, which is located on Clanbrassil Street in Dublin 8, was recently visited by the HSE and the owners informed that they can no longer permit animals in the establishment.
Co-owner Phoebe Fairbairn told the website: "We were told we'd be prosecuted if we allowed any more dogs into the bar.
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"We're especially devastated for some of our regulars. We've had a few people whose dogs have practically grown up here. As far as we were aware, this wasn't an issue – lots of bars and cafés in Dublin were or are dog-friendly before we opened.
"We are (or were) only dog-friendly because when we did the place up, a few neighbours in the area who were walking by just asked. So we figured why not, we love dogs."
It's reported that MVP will not challenge the decision.