I think some pubs (probably the more old-fashioned ones out of the city centre) will still let dogs in, although they probably won't if they do food. One of my locals at home in Louth actually has a huge fat labrador in residence, except that if anyone else tries to bring in a dog the lab goes mental
he doesn't get enough exercise... I worry about that dog
There was a horror story a few weeks back where a well-known pub in Blackrock actually threw out a blind nun with a guide dog. She was awarded compensation for discrimation
Anyway, on the subject of the thread (plus dogs), I have been taking the next-door's Irish Setter out for walks over the holidays - these would be 3 hour jobs, about 12 miles, and the ****er isn't even remotely tired when we get back. It's one great way of getting me off to sleep, which otherwise I find a problem, going over things during the day etc. Will be taking him out again later this evening and tomorrow. Should keep me sorted sleep-wise.