- Apr 6, 2008
Why, in the 21st century does Ireland insist on closing licensed premises on Good Friday? Surely this makes a mockery of our pretence at being a secular society?
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http://www.limerickindependent.com/local-news/local-news/good-friday-date-for-match-casts-shadow-on-city/Mayor Kevin Kiely is urging any publican who wants to open on Good Friday to make an application for a ‘special event’ exemption and a precedent exists
It was raised in the Seanad yesterday too by a Fianna Fail senator who was extremely concerned that some rugby match had been moved to Good Friday and this would result in an economic catastrophe.I caught the tail end of a couple of geezers moaning about some event that is scheduled for good Friday on the Joe "bless me father for I have sinned" Duffy show. I think it was a football match. The poor auld organiser had to come on air, kowtow and say he is open to rearranging it for Holy Thursday if that was required.
I think we should keep the annual debate just to annoy the Catholic drug pushersIsn't it disgusting the way corporate drug-pushers use sport to hook young people on their addictive substances. The Heineken Cup, The Magniers League. All to make people think being addicted is a normal thing.
I think we should skip the annual debate about Good Friday pub opening just to annoy the pushers.
I don't give a sh1t if they close for six months, but I would like to see them close when the publican decides and not have it dictated by the alcoholics in government who can no doubt afford to be in a hotel.