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Over 13% Decline In Pubs In Co. Kildare

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Over a 16-year period

There is a call on the government to cut excise duty on alcohol to help pubs deal with rising costs.

There has been a sharp decline in the number of pubs in the country over the past 16 years, with a fall of 21 per cent.

A report from the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland shows a fall in numbers in every county, with Co. Kildare seeing a 13.6% decline.

Michael O'Donovan from the Vintners Federation of Ireland says publicans need help to "survive the winter":

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