At least 2,450 jobs have been lost in the Dublin pub sector due to the COVID-19 crisis, according to figures released by the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA). This represents more than one in every five of the 12,000 jobs generated by Dublin pubs before the beginning of the crisis.
The LVA also revealed that ten pubs in the Dublin area have ceased trading due to the crisis, including The Queens in Dalkey, The Donaghmede Inn and The Cardiff Inn of Finglas.
"A Real And Serious Economic Impact"
LVA CEO Donall O'Keeffe stated, "At the outset of this crisis, pubs in Dublin and across the country acknowledged the need to close our doors for the good of public health. This continues to be the responsible course of action, but it has had a real and serious economic impact on the pub sector in Dublin.
"Unfortunately, one in every five people employed by pubs in Dublin have lost their jobs in the period since. That amounts to at least 2,450 people who were made redundant. This is incredibly hard on these individuals and their families. On average, more than 18 more people working in Dublin pubs lose their jobs every day."
O'Keeffe added, "We expect there will be significant further redundancies should the public health situation require additional delays in the reopening of pubs."
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