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Should pubs open on a Good Friday? ... "No, close them for a week"

Locals on Dublin’s Meath Street have some strong feelings on the subject, it turns out.

SHOULD PUBS BE allowed open, of a Good Friday?

By tradition — and more importantly, by law — they don’t in Ireland.

Now, however, that could all change.

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald said on Monday that it was something the Government was looking into.

Though the Minister noted:

“I have to say when the public are asked about it they‘ve deeply divided views on it.”

She wasn’t wrong.

TheJournal.ie headed down to the Meath Street area of Dublin early on Thursday morning, where the stalls and shops were already doing a roaring trade, despite the near freezing temperatures.

Locals weren’t holding back with their opinions…

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For all we know, stall-holders Josie and Terry could still be thrashing out the topic this weekend.

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Camera: Daragh Brophy. Editing: Jenny Russell

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