Kerry and Portlaoise vintners meet to discuss smoking ban.

Vintners from the county are attending a meeting with their colleagues in Portlaoise today to discuss the smoking ban. The national body sought legal advice on the ban which is due to come into effect on the 29th of March and they are expected to concede defeat.However a number of die hard members of the Irish Hospitality Alliance are likely to restate their opposition to the ban. A number of Kerry members have stated they will engage in civil disobedience by not imposing the ban in their pubs.