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The Ban On Good Friday Drinking Is Finally Set To Be Abolished

By James Fenton

April 8, 2017 at 8:19am


Easter as we know it is about to get a whole lot different. 

The Irish Times are reporting that Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald will not oppose a new Bill calling for the Good Friday ban on alcohol sales to be abolished. 

The publication says that from 2018, people will be free to kick off their Easter celebrations by raising a glass in a pub for the first time since the ban was introduced 1927. 

The Intoxicating Liquor (Amendment) Bill 2017 will come before the Seanad House next week.

What would you make of the move if it's officially passed? Let us know in the comments. 

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