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Wednesday 31 May 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Good Friday

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# Good Friday
Ireland hits new daily vaccine high while number of people in hospital with Covid-19 inches up
More than 30,500 doses were administered on Friday.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Friday
The postponing of the Leaving Cert and the extension of Covid-19 restrictions made the headlines today.
# sun of God
Good Friday in store as temperatures expected to hit 21 degrees over Easter weekend
Ireland will see dry and settled weather this weekend.
# Good Friday
Lar Corbett's Bar in Thurles in trouble over ad featuring Jesus with a pint
A complaint said she was offended by the ad “as a Catholic”.
# Great Friday
Dublin Fire Brigade processed nearly 100 fewer emergency calls this Good Friday - despite pubs being open
This year over the 24 hours of Good Friday, the centre processed a total of 379 calls.
# long good friday
'It was only a matter of time': Publicans, staff and customers speak about the alcohol ban lift on Good Friday
It’s the first time since pubs have been open to sell alcohol on Good Friday for 90 years.
# Your Say
Poll: Did you go to the pub today?
For the first time in nearly a century the pubs in Ireland are open today.
# Good Friday
Devotees nail themselves to crosses at annual Good Friday ceremony in Philippines
The event is frowned upon by the Catholic Church.
# Maura Hallinan
Cork's oldest pub landlady, 98, will be pulling pints on Good Friday for the first time
Maura Hallinan was just eight years old when the ban on pubs opening on Good Friday was enacted.
# Good Friday
Major disruption to Easter rail services starts today. Here's what you need to know
All passengers are advised to check the Irish Rail website for details about the services on their route today.
# long good friday
Good Friday: There'll be winners and losers as pubs open for the first time since 1927
“I definitely feel that there’s going to be a vibe like in the run up to Christmas,” one publican told us.
# wet eireann
It's going to be a frosty, blustery, showery Easter weekend
At least it’s not snow.
# one more tune
Bars get green light for late drinking licence on Good Friday
A rule banning alcohol sales on Good Friday has been lifted.
# Courts
Judge in test case refuses to grant late bar extension to bar on Good Friday
Legislation was passed in January allowing pubs and other licensed premises in Ireland to open on Good Friday.
# Keeping The Faith
All the publicans in this Cork town plan on keeping the shutters down this Good Friday
Six establishments in Newmarket have committed to stay closed.
# Good Friday Agreement
Dáil passes legislation allowing alcohol to be sold on Good Friday
The ban was introduced in 1927.
# Church and State
Last call for Good Friday drinking ban as bill passes in the Seanad
The Senator who proposed the bill said its passing marks “another progressive step in Ireland’s long journey of separation between Church and State.”
# no booze
Ireland is one step closer to lifting the Good Friday alcohol ban
Cabinet approved a number of amendments to a private members bill which would lift the ban.
# Shame
'We turn towards you with eyes lowered in shame': Pope blasts migrant suffering in Easter prayer
The pontiff also hit out at the scandals which have rocked the Catholic Church.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you mind that the pubs weren't open today?
A 1927 law dictates that alcohol cannot be sold on Good Friday.
# man the barricades
Supervalu in Athy is taking the whole Good Friday alcohol ban *very* seriously
There’s a ‘protective tunnel’ of toilet roll guiding customers to the ATM.
# no pints for you
This could be the last year we can watch tourists realise the pubs are closed on Good Friday
So let’s do it!
# on the dry
12 feelings every Irish person has about the Good Friday alcohol ban
# lunch crunch
Poll: Will you take an alcoholic drink today?
Your daily bite-sized ballot break.
# devotees
Devotees nail themselves to crosses at Philippines' annual Good Friday ceremony
Men also have their backs whipped.
# eggcellent
Mad Hatter's tea party, fairies and an awful lot of egg hunts: here's what's on this Easter weekend
Will you be egg hunting this weekend?
# Easter weekend
Buses are back and a bit of rain: Here's how to get around this weekend
A few things are different about this year’s Easter weekend.
# on the cross
A five-year-old Tallaght boy in junior infants recreated the crucifixion out of Lego
Ah, Easter.
# it's an irish thing
Closing pubs on Good Friday 'part of our national identity', says Fine Gael senator
“We cannot give in to every aspect of commercialisation,” said Senator Joe O’Reilly.
# Your Say
Poll: Should pubs be allowed open on Good Friday?
A senator has tabled a bill to end the practice of having to close pubs on that day.
# billy lawless
'We've outgrown this dated practice': Bill tabled to open pubs on Good Friday
Irish pubs are an “intrinsic part” of our tourism offering and we should end this practice, said Senator Billy Lawless.
# Booze Ban
Publicans say Good Friday alcohol ban has no place in a modern Ireland
Publicans have made a fresh appeal for the ban on selling alcohol on Good Friday to be lifted.
# Good Friday
This Irish Mam devised a brilliant 'can of Guinness hunt' for Good Friday
“I thought I’d have a can of Guinness hunt for dad and hide all his cans around the garden.”
# long good friday
Disappointed? Here's how Temple Bar tourists felt about the pubs being closed...
Some had just heard about the ban. Others had made their own preparations.
# Good Friday
Irish mothers are taking extreme measures to ensure their kids don't eat meat today
Heathens, all of you.
# Meat is Murder
Irish mams are taking extreme measures to ensure their kids don't eat meat today
Heathens, all of you.
# temple bar
Spare a thought for all the bemused tourists realising the pubs are closed today
What joker decided to call it ‘Good’ Friday, eh?
# long good friday
As the off-licences were closing, we hit the streets to ask about the alcohol ban
Is it time to scrap the Good Friday law? Do we secretly enjoy a pub free day?
# Good Friday
12 things the world needs to understand about Ireland on Holy Thursday
Things get bleak.
# no booze
7 charts and graphs that sum up Ireland on Holy Thursday
It’s all go.