JUSTICE MINISTER CONSIDERING TO LIFT BAN ON ALCOHOL SALES ON GOOD FRIDAY

first_imgDonegal publicans could get a timely boost with the news that Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald is considering lifting the ban on alcohol sales on Good Friday.However, Fitzgerald insists it will not come into affect this year but admitted she is considering lifting the ban next year.Fitzgerald has come under increasing pressure form the tourism industry to allow pubs to open on Good Friday. Thousands of tourists descend on different parts of Ireland on Easter weekend every year.However, some tourists unaware of the tradition are left perplexed by everywhere being shut down, especially our pubs.That has led to calls from the tourism industry to lift the ban immediately ahead of the Easter Holidays in April.The Champions cup quarter-final takes place over the Easter weekend this year and plans to lift the ban last year in Limerick fell on deaf ears. The ban will remain in effect for Good Friday 2015 but could this be the last year of the ban?What are your thoughts on divisive issue? Should the ban remain in place or should it be lifted?JUSTICE MINISTER CONSIDERING TO LIFT BAN ON ALCOHOL SALES ON GOOD FRIDAY was last modified: February 3rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:alcoholbanBusinessFeaturesFrances FitzgeraldGood FridayJUSTICE MINISTERnewslast_img

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