Leitrim hotelier feels opening all pubs might spread demand for people heading to bars

A Leitrim hotelier says she believes if all pubs were allowed open it may help spread the demand among people who want to go out for a drink.

Frances Cryan who’s been running Cryan’s Hotel in the town for the past 13 years says they have been doing well in terms of people eating out and having a drink since they re-opened in recent weeks.

She says that while their emphasis in the hotel is on food rather than drink, she does feel for the publicans who haven’t been allowed to re-open their doors.

The Leitrim businesswoman says that with so few pubs being allowed to begin operating again there is a huge challenge in controlling numbers…