Bright bars are a global phenomenon.
Ireland is now home to the biggest number of bars per capita in the world.
The bright bar industry, which is fuelled by a boom in tourism, is now estimated to be worth $9.5bn.
A recent study by the Economist Intelligence Unit, based in the United States, said that bars in Ireland now accounted for a quarter of all tourism revenue.
Many of these bars are located in small cities, with the majority concentrated in urban areas.
A bright bar is a small gathering of people, usually made up of about three or four people, and is typically frequented by tourists.
It usually involves small plates such as hotdogs and beer and a glass of wine or other alcoholic beverages.
It can range from small tables with a bar or table top to large, intimate venues with seating for up to 20 people.
Some bars are more popular than others.
They include bars in major tourist hotspots such as the British Isles, France, and Germany.
Bright bars, however, are not without their problems.
They are also more expensive than regular bars, so they tend to attract those from wealthier backgrounds and more traditional drinker groups.
The Irish economy has struggled in recent years with a drop in tourism.
But despite this, it is still a significant industry in Ireland, accounting for about two thirds of the country’s total bar revenue.
According to the Irish Bar Association, it contributes about $1.7bn annually to the local economy, a figure that is expected to grow over the next decade.
The association is calling for more robust public funding for local bars, which they argue are crucial to supporting local tourism.
“Ireland’s tourism industry, particularly bars, is dependent on the hospitality sector and it is vital that they remain attractive to tourists,” said John Connolly, executive director of the association.
“It is our goal that bar funding be increased and a national funding scheme be created to ensure that local tourism is a priority for the state.”
Some experts have suggested that the government could support local bars by providing additional tax breaks.
In 2017, the government introduced a new “barter” tax scheme, which applies to bar-related activities such as advertising and sponsorship.
Under the scheme, the Government is providing an additional 1 per cent tax rebate to the hospitality industry and providing another $1,000 in annual cash grants to local businesses.
But a spokesman for the Irish Department of Business, Innovation and Employment said this was not the case.
“This is not a subsidy, but an extra tax that is currently not available to the industry,” he said.
“We do not believe there is a need for additional tax relief for bars, given that the majority of businesses are still operating as normal.”
He said that while the scheme could provide additional tax credits to businesses, it would not be able to cover the full cost of the tax break.
The number of businesses in the industry has also declined.
A 2017 survey by the Tourism Industry Association (TIA) showed that in 2017, there were 5,000 bars in the country.
The organisation’s chairman, Martin O’Mahony, said he believes the situation is “disappointing”.
He said the number of small bars in cities and towns in Ireland is also down compared to the previous decade.
“In the past, you might have a couple of hundred small bars that were in a hotel in Dublin and in the suburbs of Dublin, but that’s gone,” he explained.
“That’s gone, and now the average number of restaurants and pubs is just 30 or 40.”
O’Muallys point is not that bars are disappearing, he said, but rather that businesses are going out of business.
“What’s happening is that the local population is dying off,” he continued.
“The number of people that are visiting are declining.
And it’s not because of bad weather.
It’s the result of a lot of bad luck.”