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#Good Friday

# good-friday - Monday 5 April, 2021

Ireland hits new daily vaccine high while number of people in hospital with Covid-19 inches up
# Good Friday
# Good Friday

Ireland hits new daily vaccine high while number of people in hospital with Covid-19 inches up

Apr 5th 2021, 11:40 AM 66,634 Views 124 Comments

More than 30,500 doses were administered on Friday.

# good-friday - Friday 10 April, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Friday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Apr 10th 2020, 9:04 PM 16,919 Views 3 Comments

The postponing of the Leaving Cert and the extension of Covid-19 restrictions made the headlines today.

# good-friday - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

Good Friday in store as temperatures expected to hit 21 degrees over Easter weekend
# Sun Of God
# Sun Of God

Good Friday in store as temperatures expected to hit 21 degrees over Easter weekend

Apr 17th 2019, 10:40 AM 22,361 Views 18 Comments

Ireland will see dry and settled weather this weekend.

# good-friday - Monday 17 December, 2018

Lar Corbett's Bar in Thurles in trouble over ad featuring Jesus with a pint
# Good Friday
# Good Friday

Lar Corbett's Bar in Thurles in trouble over ad featuring Jesus with a pint

Dec 17th 2018, 3:45 PM 50,776 Views 81 Comments

A complaint said she was offended by the ad “as a Catholic”.

# good-friday - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Dublin Fire Brigade processed nearly 100 fewer emergency calls this Good Friday - despite pubs being open
# Great Friday
# Great Friday

Dublin Fire Brigade processed nearly 100 fewer emergency calls this Good Friday - despite pubs being open

Apr 7th 2018, 7:30 AM 8,808 Views 7 Comments

This year over the 24 hours of Good Friday, the centre processed a total of 379 calls.

# good-friday - Friday 30 March, 2018

'It was only a matter of time': Publicans, staff and customers speak about the alcohol ban lift on Good Friday
# Long Good Friday
# Long Good Friday

'It was only a matter of time': Publicans, staff and customers speak about the alcohol ban lift on Good Friday

Mar 30th 2018, 7:02 PM 14,489 Views 31 Comments

It’s the first time since pubs have been open to sell alcohol on Good Friday for 90 years.

Poll: Did you go to the pub today?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Did you go to the pub today?

Mar 30th 2018, 5:00 PM 40,325 Views 69 Comments

For the first time in nearly a century the pubs in Ireland are open today.

Devotees nail themselves to crosses at annual Good Friday ceremony in Philippines
# Good Friday
# Good Friday

Devotees nail themselves to crosses at annual Good Friday ceremony in Philippines

Mar 30th 2018, 2:06 PM 19,806 Views 59 Comments

The event is frowned upon by the Catholic Church.

Cork's oldest pub landlady, 98, will be pulling pints on Good Friday for the first time
# Maura Hallinan
# Maura Hallinan

Cork's oldest pub landlady, 98, will be pulling pints on Good Friday for the first time

Mar 30th 2018, 1:24 PM 56,885 Views 26 Comments

Maura Hallinan was just eight years old when the ban on pubs opening on Good Friday was enacted.

Major disruption to Easter rail services starts today. Here's what you need to know
# Good Friday
# Good Friday

Major disruption to Easter rail services starts today. Here's what you need to know

Mar 30th 2018, 6:30 AM 23,546 Views 4 Comments

All passengers are advised to check the Irish Rail website for details about the services on their route today.

Good Friday: There'll be winners and losers as pubs open for the first time since 1927
# Long Good Friday
# Long Good Friday

Good Friday: There'll be winners and losers as pubs open for the first time since 1927

Mar 30th 2018, 12:05 AM 43,814 Views 140 Comments

“I definitely feel that there’s going to be a vibe like in the run up to Christmas,” one publican told us.

# good-friday - Thursday 29 March, 2018

It's going to be a frosty, blustery, showery Easter weekend
# Wet Eireann
# Wet Eireann

It's going to be a frosty, blustery, showery Easter weekend

Mar 29th 2018, 8:04 AM 16,789 Views 4 Comments

At least it’s not snow.

# good-friday - Friday 9 March, 2018

Bars get green light for late drinking licence on Good Friday
# One More Tune
# One More Tune

Bars get green light for late drinking licence on Good Friday

Mar 9th 2018, 2:10 PM 19,140 Views 68 Comments

A rule banning alcohol sales on Good Friday has been lifted.

# good-friday - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Judge in test case refuses to grant late bar extension to bar on Good Friday
# Courts
# Courts

Judge in test case refuses to grant late bar extension to bar on Good Friday

Mar 7th 2018, 8:02 PM 24,445 Views 0 Comments

Legislation was passed in January allowing pubs and other licensed premises in Ireland to open on Good Friday.

# good-friday - Friday 23 February, 2018

All the publicans in this Cork town plan on keeping the shutters down this Good Friday
# Keeping The Faith
# Keeping The Faith

All the publicans in this Cork town plan on keeping the shutters down this Good Friday

Feb 23rd 2018, 5:03 PM 82,851 Views 147 Comments

Six establishments in Newmarket have committed to stay closed.

# good-friday - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Dáil passes legislation allowing alcohol to be sold on Good Friday
# Good Friday Agreement
# Good Friday Agreement

Dáil passes legislation allowing alcohol to be sold on Good Friday

Jan 25th 2018, 3:39 PM 37,594 Views 204 Comments

The ban was introduced in 1927.

# good-friday - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Last call for Good Friday drinking ban as bill passes in the Seanad
# Church And State
# Church And State

Last call for Good Friday drinking ban as bill passes in the Seanad

Jul 19th 2017, 9:16 PM 25,511 Views 119 Comments

The Senator who proposed the bill said its passing marks “another progressive step in Ireland’s long journey of separation between Church and State.”

# good-friday - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Ireland is one step closer to lifting the Good Friday alcohol ban
# No Booze
# No Booze

Ireland is one step closer to lifting the Good Friday alcohol ban

Jun 13th 2017, 8:40 PM 25,468 Views 88 Comments

Cabinet approved a number of amendments to a private members bill which would lift the ban.

# good-friday - Saturday 15 April, 2017

'We turn towards you with eyes lowered in shame': Pope blasts migrant suffering in Easter prayer
# Shame
# Shame

'We turn towards you with eyes lowered in shame': Pope blasts migrant suffering in Easter prayer

Apr 15th 2017, 9:24 AM 10,531 Views 40 Comments

The pontiff also hit out at the scandals which have rocked the Catholic Church.

# good-friday - Friday 14 April, 2017

Poll: Do you mind that the pubs weren't open today?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you mind that the pubs weren't open today?

Apr 14th 2017, 8:00 PM 42,836 Views 147 Comments

A 1927 law dictates that alcohol cannot be sold on Good Friday.

Supervalu in Athy is taking the whole Good Friday alcohol ban *very* seriously
# Man The Barricades
From The Daily Edge
# Man The Barricades

Supervalu in Athy is taking the whole Good Friday alcohol ban *very* seriously

Apr 14th 2017, 4:00 PM 16,663 Views 8 Comments

There’s a ‘protective tunnel’ of toilet roll guiding customers to the ATM.

This could be the last year we can watch tourists realise the pubs are closed on Good Friday
# No Pints For You
From The Daily Edge
# No Pints For You

This could be the last year we can watch tourists realise the pubs are closed on Good Friday

Apr 14th 2017, 2:00 PM 15,263 Views 9 Comments

So let’s do it!

12 feelings every Irish person has about the Good Friday alcohol ban
# On The Dry
From The Daily Edge
# On The Dry

12 feelings every Irish person has about the Good Friday alcohol ban

Apr 14th 2017, 1:00 PM 8,915 Views 2 Comments

DRINK!

Poll: Will you take an alcoholic drink today?
# Lunch Crunch
# Lunch Crunch

Poll: Will you take an alcoholic drink today?

Apr 14th 2017, 12:45 PM 32,328 Views 109 Comments

Your daily bite-sized ballot break.

Devotees nail themselves to crosses at Philippines' annual Good Friday ceremony
# Devotees
# Devotees

Devotees nail themselves to crosses at Philippines' annual Good Friday ceremony

Apr 14th 2017, 12:35 PM 25,517 Views 65 Comments

Men also have their backs whipped.

Mad Hatter's tea party, fairies and an awful lot of egg hunts: here's what's on this Easter weekend
# Eggcellent
# Eggcellent

Mad Hatter's tea party, fairies and an awful lot of egg hunts: here's what's on this Easter weekend

Apr 14th 2017, 7:00 AM 11,647 Views 4 Comments

Will you be egg hunting this weekend?

Buses are back and a bit of rain: Here's how to get around this weekend
# Easter Weekend
# Easter Weekend

Buses are back and a bit of rain: Here's how to get around this weekend

Apr 14th 2017, 12:05 AM 11,836 Views 4 Comments

A few things are different about this year’s Easter weekend.

# good-friday - Thursday 13 April, 2017

A five-year-old Tallaght boy in junior infants recreated the crucifixion out of Lego
# On The Cross
From The Daily Edge
# On The Cross

A five-year-old Tallaght boy in junior infants recreated the crucifixion out of Lego

Apr 13th 2017, 6:56 PM 9,323 Views 3 Comments

Ah, Easter.

# good-friday - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

Closing pubs on Good Friday 'part of our national identity', says Fine Gael senator
# It's An Irish Thing
# It's An Irish Thing

Closing pubs on Good Friday 'part of our national identity', says Fine Gael senator

Apr 12th 2017, 3:01 PM 23,518 Views 123 Comments

“We cannot give in to every aspect of commercialisation,” said Senator Joe O’Reilly.

# good-friday - Thursday 23 February, 2017

Poll: Should pubs be allowed open on Good Friday?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should pubs be allowed open on Good Friday?

Feb 23rd 2017, 8:26 PM 34,836 Views 119 Comments

A senator has tabled a bill to end the practice of having to close pubs on that day.

'We've outgrown this dated practice': Bill tabled to open pubs on Good Friday
# Billy Lawless
# Billy Lawless

'We've outgrown this dated practice': Bill tabled to open pubs on Good Friday

Feb 23rd 2017, 3:39 PM 26,111 Views 193 Comments

Irish pubs are an “intrinsic part” of our tourism offering and we should end this practice, said Senator Billy Lawless.

# good-friday - Monday 6 February, 2017

Publicans say Good Friday alcohol ban has no place in a modern Ireland
# Booze Ban
# Booze Ban

Publicans say Good Friday alcohol ban has no place in a modern Ireland

Feb 6th 2017, 6:00 PM 20,219 Views 145 Comments

Publicans have made a fresh appeal for the ban on selling alcohol on Good Friday to be lifted.

# good-friday - Saturday 26 March, 2016

This Irish Mam devised a brilliant 'can of Guinness hunt' for Good Friday
# Good Friday
From The Daily Edge
# Good Friday

This Irish Mam devised a brilliant 'can of Guinness hunt' for Good Friday

Mar 26th 2016, 8:58 AM 7,511 Views 1 Comment

“I thought I’d have a can of Guinness hunt for dad and hide all his cans around the garden.”

# good-friday - Friday 25 March, 2016

Disappointed? Here's how Temple Bar tourists felt about the pubs being closed...
# Long Good Friday
# Long Good Friday

Disappointed? Here's how Temple Bar tourists felt about the pubs being closed...

Mar 25th 2016, 8:00 PM 52,824 Views 99 Comments

Some had just heard about the ban. Others had made their own preparations.

Irish mothers are taking extreme measures to ensure their kids don't eat meat today
# Good Friday
# Good Friday

Irish mothers are taking extreme measures to ensure their kids don't eat meat today

Mar 25th 2016, 6:44 PM 48,282 Views 115 Comments

Heathens, all of you.

Irish mams are taking extreme measures to ensure their kids don't eat meat today
# Meat Is Murder
From The Daily Edge
# Meat Is Murder

Irish mams are taking extreme measures to ensure their kids don't eat meat today

Mar 25th 2016, 3:07 PM 9,719 Views 10 Comments

Heathens, all of you.

Spare a thought for all the bemused tourists realising the pubs are closed today
# Temple Bar
From The Daily Edge
# Temple Bar

Spare a thought for all the bemused tourists realising the pubs are closed today

Mar 25th 2016, 12:04 PM 26,172 Views 12 Comments

What joker decided to call it ‘Good’ Friday, eh?

As the off-licences were closing, we hit the streets to ask about the alcohol ban
# Long Good Friday
# Long Good Friday

As the off-licences were closing, we hit the streets to ask about the alcohol ban

Mar 25th 2016, 12:01 PM 36,737 Views 120 Comments

Is it time to scrap the Good Friday law? Do we secretly enjoy a pub free day?

# good-friday - Thursday 24 March, 2016

12 things the world needs to understand about Ireland on Holy Thursday
# Good Friday
From The Daily Edge
# Good Friday

12 things the world needs to understand about Ireland on Holy Thursday

Mar 24th 2016, 2:23 PM 8,408 Views 0 Comments

Things get bleak.

7 charts and graphs that sum up Ireland on Holy Thursday
# No Booze
From The Daily Edge
# No Booze

7 charts and graphs that sum up Ireland on Holy Thursday

Mar 24th 2016, 11:22 AM 6,551 Views 0 Comments

It’s all go.

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