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Publicans to open their Good Friday doors

To mark the historic occasion of Irish pubs being allowed open on Good Friday, the Licensed Vintners Association has released a short video showing the preparations taking place in honour of the occasion.

Apart from making sure all is spick and span in their premises for Good Friday, the video shows publicans in Dublin celebrating the change in the licensing laws that will allow pubs open this Good Friday for the first time since 1927. The change in legislation means that pubs can now offer their world-famous hospitality to locals and tourists visiting the capital throughout the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend.

The Intoxicating Liquor Bill 2017, which allowed this amendment to become law, passed all stages in the Dáil last January with all-party support and it has been widely welcomed with positive public reaction.

The change was long overdue and will have a positive impact on the vibrancy and attractiveness of the capital city over the Bank Holiday Weekend, believes LVA Chief Executive Donall O’Keeffe,

“The removal of this ban puts Ireland on par with the rest of our European neighbours,” he said, “This change is good news not only for Dublin pubs but also for our wider hospitality and tourism sectors as people flock to the capital over the Easter Weekend expecting the best of Irish hospitality.”

Donall O’Keeffe also acknowledged the Minister for Justice and the Government for passing the Bill in time for this Good Friday and thanked Senators Billy Lawless and Gerry Horkan for their support in getting the amendment enacted.

The LVA video shows the preparations taking place in honour of the first Good Friday opening in 91 years.

The LVA video shows the preparations taking place in honour of the first Good Friday opening in 91 years.

 

 

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