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    Default Pubs closed on Good Friday

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by louis bernard View Post
    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?
    Because our secular society is a pretence.

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    I refer you to the same answers that were given for and against in 2007,2008, 2009.

    I'll use this threads appearance as a call to buy easer eggs

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    Isnt it a bit too early in lent for this thread? It'll spoil our appetite for the starting off around Palm Sunday.

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    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.
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    The reason I brought it up is because of this.
    Thomond Park : Munster v Leinster
    Limerick stands to loose about 10 million because of this ridiculous law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiHiKuFuYu View Post
    Surely no big deal for the pub to close on a couple of days within the 365?
    It is if they are the two of the few days you have off

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiHiKuFuYu View Post
    Surely no big deal for the pub to close on a couple of days within the 365?
    +1 as we don't want to turn into a nation of alcoholics!!

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    Of course it does - as indeed does so much else.

    When I was young, and still bothered my head about such things, it always baffled me that the pubs in Holy Catholic Ireland closed on both Catholicism's presumably saddest day - "Good" Friday - and on one of its happiest - Christmas Day.

    Apart from anything else it seemed an odd way of commemorating someone whose first miracle was turning water into wine, especially in a country whose overwhelming immediate reaction to both grief and joy seemed to be to take to drink.

    But I was, as I say, young then, and expected at least a certain minimal logic from human society. (Almost embarrassing to admit that now, actually!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by louis bernard View Post
    The reason I brought it up is because of this.
    Thomond Park : Munster v Leinster
    Limerick stands to loose about €10 million because of this ridiculous law.
    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
    http://www.limerickindependent.com/l...hadow-on-city/
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