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Tuesday 26 September 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Good Friday

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Frankie Boyle said Dublin would be sober on Good Friday and Irish people corrected him
That’s what you think, Frankie.
This boat on Dublin's Grand Canal is selling booze on Good Friday
Because we can’t go one day without it.
The pubs definitely won't be open on Good Friday, but it's high time this changed
Frances Fitzgerald said she would not be changing the law this year to open pubs on Good Friday. Dale McDermott says it’s time.
This Dublin pub found an excellent way to get around Good Friday alcohol laws
Round of applause.
Publicans say 'archaic' Good Friday alcohol ban should be lifted ahead of 1916 centenary
They say extra tourists will be in Ireland for the centenary, as well as the Ireland vs Switzerland game.
A match has been scheduled for Good Friday - and publicans are not happy
Ireland play Switzerland in the Aviva Stadium on 25 March.
Water protesters in Donegal had their homes raided by gardaí
The raids took place on the morning of Good Friday after Irish Water property was reported stolen.
Watch: Bemusement the order of the day as Dublin tourists realise all the pubs are shut
“I think it’s an honourable thing – but I am a little disappointed. I’m looking through all the windows feeling a little … dry?”
All of these places are open for delicious food around Ireland tonight
It’s not all about the booze, you know.
We'll Leave It There So: Van Gaal's sermon, Leinster ready for Bath and all today's sport
Saturday will be better.
9 things we need the world to believe about Ireland today
It’s all true.
Good Friday entrepreneur offers crate of beer for serious money on Done Deal
Up there for thinking…
Good Friday booze bans show a "19th-century image of Ireland to tourists"
The rules have been panned as “archaic” in today’s multicultural Ireland.
Tragic scenes in Temple Bar as tourists realise the pubs are closed
Would somebody not tell them?
12 places open for delicious food around Ireland today
It’s not all about the grog, you know.
Should pubs be open today? The people of Meath Street have some (very) strong opinions
“If anybody wants drink in this city, they can get it – and it’s easily got.”
Poll: Do you agree with the Good Friday alcohol ban?
Or will you be having a tipple today?
Why do we still have this absurd Good Friday alcohol ban for everyone, regardless of religion?
It’s highly ironic that a supposedly modern, inclusive European democracy still prohibits the sale of alcohol on any day of the year.
No drink? No problem - here are some Good Friday events for all
Let the fun begin.
11 things Jesus probably never said, according to Twitter
How could we get it so wrong…?
Poll: Should pubs open on Good Friday?
The Government are considering the issue, but what do you think?
Should pubs open on a Good Friday? ... "No, close them for a week"
Locals on Dublin’s Meath Street have some strong feelings on the subject, it turns out.
Fitzgerald is looking at possibility of allowing Good Friday alcohol sales
The minister met with representative groups last week but said public opinion on this issue is “deeply divided”.
Will we be able to buy drink on Good Friday this year? Publicans think it's a possibility...
This comes after Irish publicans held a meeting with Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald.
Report into "on the run" letters to be published today
The letters allowed a man accused of carrying out the Hyde Park bombing to walk free from court.
Wish pubs would open on Good Friday? It could become a reality
A Fine Gael Senator, who is also a publican, thinks the current law is “a legacy of our past”.
Woman sees the face of Jesus in her pancake on Good Friday
It was a GREAT Friday (sigh) for this Los Angeles café owner.
Here's What Happened Today: Friday
Everyone’s talking about Jill Meagher, pubs being closed, and disaster at Mount Everest.
No, it's not an Easter apparition. This face of Jesus in a field in Drogheda is art
The portrait covers two acres and was created using fertiliser to help bring out the image from the surrounding grass.
Where can I get a drink today?
If you’re really, really desperate today, let us help.
Why can't I get a drink on Good Friday?
Today is one of two days you can’t buy alcohol in Ireland – why?
Good Friday BYOB event axed by Dublin restaurant over legal fears
Pitt Bros BBQ’s provocative window display has gone viral internationally.
7 things to do if you're staying in on Good Friday
You’ve got to start thinking outside the box for these holidays.
Poll: Will you take an alcoholic drink today?
Let us know your plans for the day.
11 unmistakeable signs it's Holy Thursday
Happy Off-Licence Thursday.
The whole of Ireland is preparing for a trip to the off-licence this evening
Or as we like to call it, THE HUNGER GAMES.
The story of the 1916 Rising told by both sides (with a little Irish dancing)
A new play tells the story of the historical event by using loyalist and nationalist characters.
Irish government to be pressed on funding for Justice for the Forgotten
The Justice for the Forgotten Group will lose its funding in June of this year.
Bressie, crucifixes and marbles: 25 images of your Good Friday
From Ireland…and around the world.
Column: What is it about Good Friday? Can we not enjoy one night without alcohol?
Today is one of two days of the year when alcohol cannot be sold or purchased. In an almost post-apocalyptic scene, people rush to stock up the day before so that they aren’t left short and so they can get through their Friday night, but what’s that say about us as a society, asks Kathryn Reilly.