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#Good Friday

# good-friday - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Dublin Fire Brigade processed nearly 100 fewer emergency calls this Good Friday - despite pubs being open

This year over the 24 hours of Good Friday, the centre processed a total of 379 calls.

# good-friday - Friday 30 March, 2018

'It was only a matter of time': Publicans, staff and customers speak about the alcohol ban lift on Good Friday Long Good Friday This post contains videos

'It was only a matter of time': Publicans, staff and customers speak about the alcohol ban lift on Good Friday

It’s the first time since pubs have been open to sell alcohol on Good Friday for 90 years.

Poll: Did you go to the pub today? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Did you go to the pub today?

For the first time in nearly a century the pubs in Ireland are open today.

Devotees nail themselves to crosses at annual Good Friday ceremony in Philippines

The event is frowned upon by the Catholic Church.

Cork's oldest pub landlady, 98, will be pulling pints on Good Friday for the first time

Maura Hallinan was just eight years old when the ban on pubs opening on Good Friday was enacted.

Major disruption to Easter rail services starts today. Here's what you need to know

All passengers are advised to check the Irish Rail website for details about the services on their route today.

Good Friday: There'll be winners and losers as pubs open for the first time since 1927

“I definitely feel that there’s going to be a vibe like in the run up to Christmas,” one publican told us.

# good-friday - Thursday 29 March, 2018

It's going to be a frosty, blustery, showery Easter weekend

At least it’s not snow.

# good-friday - Friday 9 March, 2018

Bars get green light for late drinking licence on Good Friday

A rule banning alcohol sales on Good Friday has been lifted.

# good-friday - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Judge in test case refuses to grant late bar extension to bar on Good Friday

Legislation was passed in January allowing pubs and other licensed premises in Ireland to open on Good Friday.

# good-friday - Friday 23 February, 2018

All the publicans in this Cork town plan on keeping the shutters down this Good Friday

Six establishments in Newmarket have committed to stay closed.

# good-friday - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Dáil passes legislation allowing alcohol to be sold on Good Friday

The ban was introduced in 1927.

# good-friday - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Last call for Good Friday drinking ban as bill passes in the Seanad

The Senator who proposed the bill said its passing marks “another progressive step in Ireland’s long journey of separation between Church and State.”

# good-friday - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Ireland is one step closer to lifting the Good Friday alcohol ban No Booze This post contains a poll

Ireland is one step closer to lifting the Good Friday alcohol ban

Cabinet approved a number of amendments to a private members bill which would lift the ban.

# good-friday - Saturday 15 April, 2017

'We turn towards you with eyes lowered in shame': Pope blasts migrant suffering in Easter prayer

The pontiff also hit out at the scandals which have rocked the Catholic Church.

# good-friday - Friday 14 April, 2017

Poll: Do you mind that the pubs weren't open today? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you mind that the pubs weren't open today?

A 1927 law dictates that alcohol cannot be sold on Good Friday.

From The Daily Edge Supervalu in Athy is taking the whole Good Friday alcohol ban *very* seriously Man The Barricades

Supervalu in Athy is taking the whole Good Friday alcohol ban *very* seriously

There’s a ‘protective tunnel’ of toilet roll guiding customers to the ATM.

From The Daily Edge This could be the last year we can watch tourists realise the pubs are closed on Good Friday No Pints For You
From The Daily Edge 12 feelings every Irish person has about the Good Friday alcohol ban On The Dry
Poll: Will you take an alcoholic drink today? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you take an alcoholic drink today?

Your daily bite-sized ballot break.

Devotees nail themselves to crosses at Philippines' annual Good Friday ceremony

Men also have their backs whipped.

Buses are back and a bit of rain: Here's how to get around this weekend

A few things are different about this year’s Easter weekend.

# good-friday - Thursday 13 April, 2017

From The Daily Edge A five-year-old Tallaght boy in junior infants recreated the crucifixion out of Lego On The Cross

# good-friday - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

Closing pubs on Good Friday 'part of our national identity', says Fine Gael senator

“We cannot give in to every aspect of commercialisation,” said Senator Joe O’Reilly.

# good-friday - Thursday 23 February, 2017

Poll: Should pubs be allowed open on Good Friday? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should pubs be allowed open on Good Friday?

A senator has tabled a bill to end the practice of having to close pubs on that day.

'We've outgrown this dated practice': Bill tabled to open pubs on Good Friday

Irish pubs are an “intrinsic part” of our tourism offering and we should end this practice, said Senator Billy Lawless.

# good-friday - Monday 6 February, 2017

Publicans say Good Friday alcohol ban has no place in a modern Ireland

Publicans have made a fresh appeal for the ban on selling alcohol on Good Friday to be lifted.

# good-friday - Saturday 26 March, 2016

From The Daily Edge This Irish Mam devised a brilliant 'can of Guinness hunt' for Good Friday Good Friday

This Irish Mam devised a brilliant 'can of Guinness hunt' for Good Friday

“I thought I’d have a can of Guinness hunt for dad and hide all his cans around the garden.”

# good-friday - Friday 25 March, 2016

Disappointed? Here's how Temple Bar tourists felt about the pubs being closed...

Some had just heard about the ban. Others had made their own preparations.

From The Daily Edge Irish mams are taking extreme measures to ensure their kids don’t eat meat today Meat Is Murder
From The Daily Edge Spare a thought for all the bemused tourists realising the pubs are closed today Temple Bar

Spare a thought for all the bemused tourists realising the pubs are closed today

What joker decided to call it ‘Good’ Friday, eh?

As the off-licences were closing, we hit the streets to ask about the alcohol ban

Is it time to scrap the Good Friday law? Do we secretly enjoy a pub free day?

# good-friday - Thursday 24 March, 2016

From The Daily Edge 12 things the world needs to understand about Ireland on Holy Thursday Good Friday
From The Daily Edge 7 charts and graphs that sum up Ireland on Holy Thursday No Booze
From The Daily Edge Frankie Boyle said Dublin would be sober on Good Friday and Irish people corrected him Not A Chance

# good-friday - Monday 21 March, 2016

From The Daily Edge This boat on Dublin's Grand Canal is selling booze on Good Friday La Peniche

This boat on Dublin's Grand Canal is selling booze on Good Friday

Because we can’t go one day without it.

# good-friday - Friday 22 January, 2016

The pubs definitely won't be open on Good Friday, but it's high time this changed

Frances Fitzgerald said she would not be changing the law this year to open pubs on Good Friday. Dale McDermott says it’s time.

# good-friday - Thursday 21 January, 2016

From The Daily Edge This Dublin pub found an excellent way to get around Good Friday alcohol laws Under The Bridge
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