'Not disposable' - Pubs mark one year of closure with messages of anger, nostalgia and hope

By James Fenton

March 15, 2021 at 9:45am

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'Not disposable' - Pubs mark one year of closure with messages of anger, nostalgia and hope

On March 15 2020, it was announced that all pubs would be asked to close for a period of two weeks as Ireland looked to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Now, here we are exactly one year on and there are pubs across the land that are yet to reopen their doors to customers. This morning, publicans have been posting on social media to remind the Government of their importance to Irish life and culture, with the hashtag #notdisposable doing the rounds on Twitter.

Pictures of happier times are being shared far and wide with the summer looming over the horizon, it's hoped that the message will be heard by the Government loud and clear...

Grogans Castle Lounge in Dublin attempted to sum everything up by posting 'These photos are a small glimpse into what makes Grogans, and the Irish pub so special. Real people, on both sides of the bar, who come together to celebrate the good times and commiserate in the hard times. We are important. We are #NotDisposable.'

The next Government review on Covid-19 restrictions is expected to arrive before April 5 but it has already been strongly indicated that pubs may have to wait a while longer before reopening.

(header pic: @GarasTommy)

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