What's next for the Irish pub?
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Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's 1970’s hit "Big Yellow Taxi" had the immortal lines: "don’t it always seem to go/That you don’t know what you got/'Til its gone". With our favourite watering holes absent from our lives since mid-March - and perhaps some not reopening after a five-month hiatus until mid-August - these lyrics may resonate with many in how much we have taken our pubs for granted. When regular pub-goers do take their first tentative steps towards a socially distanced rendezvous with their local pub, it’s a reunion that may be quietly savoured by some, but one that’s postponed by others, punters and publicans alike.
McCaulet, J. (2020). What's next for the Irish pub? RTE BrainstormUpdated / Wednesday, 13 May 2020 07:20