Pubs to open on Good Friday following Dáil vote

PUBS are set to be pulling pints this Good Friday after legislation was passed by the Dáil today.

The legislation passed allows pubs to serve alcohol on Good Friday, with the legislation to be signed into law by the President before Good Friday on March 30.


The amendment to the Intoxicating Liquor Act, which was introduced by a number of Senators, will allow pubs to sell alcohol for the first time in 91 years – after the ban was introduced in Ireland in 1927.

Introducing the Bill, the Minister of State David Stanton said that the removal of the ban on selling alcohol on Good Friday would help Irish tourism.

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