Yearly Archives: 2010

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20 12, 2010

Irish Pubs Global Official Launch

Enda O'Coineen, Ciara McCarthy, Noreen Bowden & Cillian McGovern outside the infamous Davy Byrne's, Dublin on Bloomsday 2010 promoting Irish Pubs Global The Official Launch of Irish Pubs website irishpubsglobal.com took place today in Dublin, Ireland. Irish Pubs Global is a network aimed at supporting the best Irish pubs across the globe. The launch occurred on 'Bloomsday', a day reflecting the spread of Irish culture around the world. Irish Entrepreneur Enda O'Coineen established IrishPubsGlobal.com as a way of supporting and recognising the best Irish pubs around the world. The aim is to strengthen their links with Ireland and provide them with resources to help them enhance the 'Irishness' of the food, drink and entertainment they offer. The project includes a major convention of Irish pub owners and managers being planned for September. The network will provide a central [...]

15 12, 2010

The Potential for a 'revitalisation' of the Irish Pub Concept – Mel McNally, Irish Pub Company

anois…We have long held the opinion that there is enormous potential for a properly conceived (and delivered) Irish Pub concept which moves the original concept into a new realm. Our opinion is founded on the following; -The global insatiable appetite which we encounter for concepts that deliver sociability, warmth, humour and good times in an accessible and stylised environment. -The weakness of indigenous Bar cultures - UK, Ireland and Australia excepted - where customers seek concepts of substance which are intrinsically different and engaging. -The over-exposure of the Irish Pub concept in some markets of less than acceptable quality has led to a dilution in interest  and driven customers away. However that latent demand still remains. www.irishpubcompany www.blog.irishpubcompany.com •Is about taking ‘Irishness’ into the 21st Century •Its about presenting an alluring culture in a modern context •Its about dispelling cliché’d [...]

15 12, 2010

The Potential for a ‘revitalisation’ of the Irish Pub Concept – Mel McNally, Irish Pub Company

anois…We have long held the opinion that there is enormous potential for a properly conceived (and delivered) Irish Pub concept which moves the original concept into a new realm. Our opinion is founded on the following; -The global insatiable appetite which we encounter for concepts that deliver sociability, warmth, humour and good times in an accessible and stylised environment. -The weakness of indigenous Bar cultures - UK, Ireland and Australia excepted - where customers seek concepts of substance which are intrinsically different and engaging. -The over-exposure of the Irish Pub concept in some markets of less than acceptable quality has led to a dilution in interest  and driven customers away. However that latent demand still remains. www.irishpubcompany www.blog.irishpubcompany.com •Is about taking ‘Irishness’ into the 21st Century •Its about presenting an alluring culture in a modern context •Its about dispelling cliché’d [...]

13 12, 2010

Tropical Murphy’s Blazes a Trail in Thailand

 "If Starbucks is to coffee then it's Irish Pubs to good beer in setting the standard" says Paul Watson, owner and manager of Tropical Murphy's in Koh Samui. Paul has agreed to co-ordinate the Irish Pub Owners & Managers Association in Thailand and be an Honorary Advisory Board Member. Paul spoke as we stood in the cellar with his high level Glyco Beer system. It has 13 drafts on tap and an impressive range, including Guinness, which he had lots of problems with but these issues are now solved and it is imported directly from Ireland.  Since power can be a little unreliable, he has his own generation system and the pub is self-contained. Everything about Tropical Murphy's and Paul Watson is impressive.  I toured the pub during a short visit of IPG.  It is extremely [...]

13 12, 2010

Tropical Murphy's Blazes a Trail in Thailand

 "If Starbucks is to coffee then it's Irish Pubs to good beer in setting the standard" says Paul Watson, owner and manager of Tropical Murphy's in Koh Samui. Paul has agreed to co-ordinate the Irish Pub Owners & Managers Association in Thailand and be an Honorary Advisory Board Member. Paul spoke as we stood in the cellar with his high level Glyco Beer system. It has 13 drafts on tap and an impressive range, including Guinness, which he had lots of problems with but these issues are now solved and it is imported directly from Ireland.  Since power can be a little unreliable, he has his own generation system and the pub is self-contained. Everything about Tropical Murphy's and Paul Watson is impressive.  I toured the pub during a short visit of IPG.  It is extremely [...]

3 12, 2010

Japan and Ireland Chamber Christmas Dinner Success

We made our first foray into Japan at the Ireland Japan Chamber of Commerce Dinner Thursday December 2nd at which the new Irish Ambassador John Neary was honoured. The Japanese online gaming company, Gala, head-up by Satoru Kikugawa also got a nod at the event. Gala have announced an additional 40 jobs (approx) at their very successful Irish operation expanding into Europe. Satoru is also a keen sailor. The Dinner was held in the Conrad Hotel in Tokyo where Irishman Mark Meaney is head of Food and Beverage Trevor Allen was stuck for words when asked by a Japanese journalist 'What's the difference between an Irish Pub and an English Pub?'. After a thoughful pause, his French friend who had worked in Irish Pubs for many years spoke up; 'Ezzz easy' said the Frenchman, 'It's the people!'. And so it [...]

2 12, 2010

Ireland Japan Chamber Christmas Dinner Success – and Irish Pubs Global Were There!

We made our first foray into Japan at the Ireland Japan Chamber of Commerce Dinner Thursday December 2nd at which the new Irish Ambassador John Neary was honoured. The Japanese online gaming company, Gala, head-up by Satoru Kikugawa also got a nod at the event. Gala have announced an additional 40 jobs (approx) at their very successful Irish operation expanding into Europe. Satoru is also a keen sailor. The Dinner was held in the Conrad Hotel in Tokyo where Irishman Mark Meaney is head of Food and Beverage Trevor Allen was stuck for words when asked by a Japanese journalist 'What's the difference between an Irish Pub and an English Pub?'. After a thoughful pause, his French friend who had worked in Irish Pubs for many years spoke up; 'Ezzz easy' said the Frenchman, 'It's the people!'. And [...]

22 10, 2010

10 Amazing Bar Interior Designs

Bar Interior Designs make or break a bar. Long before you have had a chance to order a drink, a first impression has been formed. The artists, architects and designers that have created the amazing designs below have  not only created evocative, memorable and visually inspiring decors, they have set the tone and subtly constructed the flow and layout in ways that promote atmosphere and most importantly: help increase sales. Get some inspiration for your bar below, in no particular order: 1. Tote on the Turf, Mumbai, India White metal pillars branch out like trees as they reach the ceiling, creating the effect of walking down a forest path. Strategically placed skylights in abstract shapes, mimicking sunlight breaking through dense foliage, heighten that feeling. By contrast, the 40ft long bar upstairs is all dark chocolate wood. The faceted wood panels [...]

19 10, 2010

One simple step to avoid fraud behind the bar

In this video, I want to talk about how one single piece of paper can help you prevent fraud behind the bar. Now, you spend thousands and thousands on a state of the art point of sale system, you choose your staff very carefully and you hope that no money is going to go missing. And you hope that they’re nobody frauding you. But unfortunately, wherever there’s people and money, there’s going to be some element of fraud taking place. Now or will take place in the future. So how do you avoid this? Well, there’s one single piece of paper that can help you in your continuing efforts to prevent it. It’s a daily challenge, it’s something where you’ve got to create a controlled culture and this one piece of paper will help you do this. And that is [...]

18 10, 2010

Ireland’s diaspora aiding recovery, says government

Ireland's diaspora is a key asset for pulling Ireland out of recession, says Foreign Affairs Minister Michael Martin. We couldn't agree more, of course! Mr Martin was talking about last year's Global Irish Economic Forum, which brought together top business people and stars from the realm of Irish culture to discuss how the diaspora could play a role in the Irish recovery. Mr Martin says the initiative is working: "The Irish worldwide embraced the spirit of Farmleigh by actively contributing to the debate on Ireland's future and, in particular, by establishing a range of new and innovative local initiatives," said Mr Martin. "Also, to a much greater extent than before, many state and private-sector organisations recognise that the enhancement of the relationship with the diaspora is proving a valuable asset in Ireland's economic recovery -- in particular in providing a [...]