Celebrate all that's great about our pubs in Loving Your Local

The Irish pub has gone through huge change but it remains an institution in Irish life

Sarah Smyth

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Loving Your Local

Local pubs play a key role in the social life of our communities

Local pubs play a key role in the social life of our communities and in this week’s Leinster Leader, we celebrate the institution that is the Irish pub.  Our 16 page supplement, Loving Your Local, produced in conjunction with the Vintners’ Federation of Ireland looks at the Irish pub has evolved over the years but still remains very much at the heart of local life.

"We built this pub in the boom time and opened it in a recession," said Jamie O'Neill of O'Neills, Maynooth, "It was tough going. Everything was against you."

It was sheer hard work that made it work.

"Sticking to standards. Customer service," Jamie explained. 

"It's about respect for your customers."

Loving Your Local looks at how pubs around the country have adapted to change while at the same time remaining at the heart of local communities, reflecting the changes in Irish society but staying firmly at the centre of it all.

Check out our 16 page Loving Your Local supplement HERE or in this week's Leinster Leader.