Pub revenues in Dublin fell by 16% in the first three months after the Irish government banned smoking in public places. Some rural pubs have seen takings slump by a quarter and Seamus O'Donoghue, president of the Vintners Federation of Ireland, says "countless pubs" are now up for sale. But Gareth Kendellen got round the ban by cutting a hole in the roof of his Paddy the Farmer's pub in Cork. He acted after seeing customers dwindle and sales plunge 30%. Takings are now back to normal, he says, but he has to keep a stock of free umbrellas behind the bar in case it rains. The Independent on Sunday 14/11/04 (Business) page 9