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Ireland, no longer a nation of drinkers but instead a nation of foodies

Have the Irish finally turned to a new chapter and are changing their alcohol consumption behaviour?

Everyone knows that the Irish are social beings and the evidence from the B&A’s most recent Eating and Drinking report re-affirms this.  A very high proportion of us like to go out for meals, go to the pub and also drink at home.

There is clearly a lot of social change happening when it comes to our behaviour around social eating and drinking.  With the continued significant decline in regular pub usage, and the growth in interest in dining out, it is not surprising to find that there appears to be more Gastro pubs than ever before.  I guess it is most definitely the case of ‘If you can’t beat them, join them!

Read more here  or contact Elaine Sloan for more details or if you wish to conduct any research in this area Elaine Sloan (

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