Alcohol and Easter in Ireland

Discussion in 'Ireland' started by ChristopherP, Sep 11, 2008.

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  1. ChristopherP

    ChristopherP UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Owners of pubs and restaurants in the Republic of Ireland, or people considering entering such businesses in the RoI, may be interested in the ruling of Judge Mary Fahy at Galway District Court this week. You'll need to keep your eyes open to see if her judgement is upheld.

    There are two sets of laws in Ireland relating to drinking and selling alcohol during the Easter period. On Good Friday in the Republic all the pubs lock their doors, and restaurants lock up the drink. This year nine Galway restaurants decided to allow their customers to have wine with their meals.

    The State and Gardai took action against the restaurants. The case was heard by Judge Mary Fahy at Galway District Court on Tuesday of this week. Judge Fahy decided that people were entitled to have wine with their meals - even on Good Friday - and she branded the prosecutions brought by Galway gardaĆ­ as "ludicrous" and "ridiculous" in today's world. The Judge commented that she was probably leaving herself open to judicial review by the State for taking such a stance, but said she doesn't mind if that happens and she has no objections to a review.

    The law in Northern Ireland states that Licensed Premises may open at 5.00pm on Good Friday but must close at 11.00pm whilst off licences may open at 8.00am and close at 11.00pm
    Posted: Sep 11, 2008 By: ChristopherP Member since: Jul 4, 2008
  2. cableboxesireland

    cableboxesireland UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    stupid idiots drink and drive good luck happy new year
    Posted: Jan 2, 2009 By: cableboxesireland Member since: Dec 31, 2008
  3. sjt

    sjt UKBF Regular Free Member

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    what has that got to do with drinking and driving?
    Posted: Jan 3, 2009 By: sjt Member since: Sep 4, 2008
  4. benjamin_c

    benjamin_c UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    Yet another pointless law based on religion......
    Posted: Dec 3, 2010 By: benjamin_c Member since: Jun 3, 2009
  5. besharat

    besharat Guest

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    Yet another pointless law based on religion......
    Posted: Dec 28, 2010 By: besharat Member since: Dec 28, 2010
  6. Geney

    Geney UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I agree that this law is bogus. I don't think that it is the governments right to push religious dogma on its citizens. I think people are capable of deciding for themselves if they want to drink at restaurants on good Friday.
    Posted: Nov 17, 2011 By: Geney Member since: Nov 15, 2011
  7. CWT2k1

    CWT2k1 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    It's sad when government gets to involved and tells business how to run. Another form of Irish oppression. Poor Irish it never ends.
    Posted: Mar 6, 2015 By: CWT2k1 Member since: Mar 4, 2015
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