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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Good Friday

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Pope Francis presides over his first Good Friday ceremony
The pope has attended the Passion of Christ in St Peter’s Basilica ahead of a torch-lit procession at the Colosseum later tonight.
Calls for Good Friday alcohol ban to be lifted
Restaurants say the “outdated and archaic law” is bad for business.
Because it's Good Friday, here's a celebration of our favourite fishy sports stars
Remember this lad?
So, what's everyone up to this evening then?
“Happy Off Licence Thursday”.
Supermarket chain expects fish sales to double this week
SuperValu says its supermarkets will sell about €1 million in fish this week – more than double the usual – ahead of Good Friday.
Poll: Are you abstaining from meat this Good Friday?
Under Catholic tradition, many people abstain from alcohol and eating meat on Good Friday. Will you be among them?
GRA rejects proposed cuts to garda pay and allowances
Briefing documents show that the government is seeking to extend the working day and cut overtime and payments for working on public holidays.
VIDEO: A 1970s guide to selling Guinness to the British
Vintage TV ads show the stout wasn’t just aimed at an ex-pat audience in the UK…
In pictures: Easter ceremonies begin around the world
Masks, processions, and real-life crucifixions…
No drinking but punching is A-ok: Memorable Good Friday clashes over the years
One can only imagine what the sober supporters made of such wanton behaviour unfolding before their God-fearing eyes.
US' Middle East peace envoy George Mitchell set to resign
The former special envoy to Northern Ireland, who was key player in the Good Friday Agreement, is said to be stepping down for personal reasons.
Poll: Did the Good Friday ban on alcohol sales impact on you?
Pubs and off-licences were shut yesterday – but while the closure has become controversial, did it really matter to you?
The Daily Fix: Friday
Deadly protests in Syria; arrests in Northern Ireland; riots in Bristol; the Pope in space (not really); and men being nailed to a cross (really). It’s all the Daily Fix…
Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 21) A guide to Christian relics
This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland presents his guide to the lesser-known Christian relics, such as the Holy Mallet and Saint Paul’s Hanky.
24 Filipinos crucified on wooden crosses
Nails are hammered into the palms of devotees and they are hoisted into the air on crosses, watched by tourists.
Hot cross fun: all about the traditional Good Friday cake
Everything you always wanted to know about hot cross buns, but were afraid to ask.
Last Supper actually took place on Wednesday, new book claims
A Cambridge scientist reckons marking the Last Supper on a Thursday is a miscalculation of Biblical proportions.