- 25 Jan 18
The notorious Good Friday ban has been lifted this afternoon.
Today, the Irish government have voted to reverse a 90-year-old ban on the sale of alcohol on Good Friday.
The ban - which stemmed from the heavy presence of the Catholic Church in Ireland's political and social life, and which had been in place since the foundation of the Irish state - had been met with significant pressure to be reversed from publicans in recent years, with many describing it as "archaic".
The dail passed legislation to stop the ban on alcohol sales on good Friday. Bet we’ll actually see a reduction in drinking if it goes through. #goodfridayparties
— Eimz T (@EimzT) January 25, 2018
Well that's an end to the annual parade of confused and horrified tourists up and down Temple Bar every Good Friday. https://t.co/DkZ8ZJtDl7
— Colm O'Gorman (@Colmogorman) January 25, 2018
The Dáil has just passed legislation which will end the Good Friday ban on alcohol sales. Having already been passed by Seanad, it now goes to the Áras to be signed into law next week and take immediate effect.
— Gavan Reilly (@gavreilly) January 25, 2018