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# 16 : Thursday 25-3-2010 @ 17:05
 
 
Well yes but its still state sanctioned.
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# 17 : Thursday 25-3-2010 @ 18:57
 
 
Someone said :
lets no have this debate again please! People are adults, they should not be told when they can not drinka nd especially not for religious reasons! fuck good friday!

Very true, Frodo. They should allow pubs to open on Good Friday if they want. If individual publicans feel it is wrong to open, then they can stay shut.

Butchers are not forced to closed on Good Friday to stop them selling meat.
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# 18 : Thursday 25-3-2010 @ 19:24
 
 
This debate could go on and on and on.
Im not really sure where I stand on this issue.

On one side, Im thinking its an absolute disgrace that the people of Ireland cant go one day of the year without a pub being open. Its always amazing to see off licenses basically have empty shelves around Good Friday so this 'people not allowed to drink' on this day is truely a thing of the past.
But then if you start arguing about 'let the pubs open', so long to an Irish tradition which is always sad to see happening. And whats next on this route? Let the bars and clubs open longer hours like every other country in mainland Europe does.

It might encourage excess drinking in the early days of such change, but I think this is the only almost paradoxical solution to the current drinking problem we have in this country. Back in Spain, the clubs would close anything around 6am to 8am. I can almost count on one hand the number of times over three years that I lasted in a club till closing. There always came a time when I just had enough and wanted to go home.

Here, sometimes you can be out on a night and just getting into the mood of it and suddenly the lights are on and its time to be shafted out onto the streets with crowds of people everywhere and so begins the taxi race.

I think the more you look at the issue, the more sense it makes to just let all these pubs open if they so wish to do business. In the current climate, allowing just a few to open is going to do nothing but reek massive havock in that industry whereby some pub owners will take offense to not being allowed open while others can.

Yet another cock up by this just fantastic government! The sooner they are removed the better! This is gone too far beyond a joke now to even laugh about.
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# 19 : Thursday 25-3-2010 @ 19:26
 
 
Well if you lived in Limerick you would need to keep the pubs open every day of the year
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# 20 : Thursday 25-3-2010 @ 20:55
 
 
its one day ( well 2 if you include xmas day)..i dont get why people are so drink obsessed and cant cope at the thoughts of the pubs being closed.like its always been closed.and sure everyone loves a good house party.
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# 21 : Thursday 25-3-2010 @ 20:58
 
 
i know loads of bars that (secretly) open good friday and xmas day - rarely in the city though...

a few friends from various parts of the country have decided to come to limerick for good friday - dunno if its for the match or the pubs but be interesting to see the crowds on the day...
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# 22 : Thursday 25-3-2010 @ 21:00
 
 
sounds like we need a good friday limerick meet.
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# 23 : Thursday 25-3-2010 @ 21:01
 
 
Someone said :

a few friends from various parts of the country have decided to come to limerick for good friday - dunno if its for the match or the pubs but be interesting to see the crowds on the day...

Better not mean crazy traffic going home good friday
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# 24 : Thursday 25-3-2010 @ 21:03
 
 
leave early!

i'm off to house sit good friday so planning to leave little after lunch...

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# 25 : Thursday 25-3-2010 @ 21:06
 
 
Someone said :

i'm off to house sit good friday so planning to leave little after lunch...

Make other plans.
I won't need your services after all.
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# 26 : Thursday 25-3-2010 @ 21:07
 
 
Someone said :

Make other plans.
I won't need your services after all.

i still get paid though right? right?
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# 27 : Thursday 25-3-2010 @ 21:10
 
 
Sorry Bud.
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# 28 : Thursday 25-3-2010 @ 21:18
 
 
Someone said :
its one day ( well 2 if you include xmas day)..i dont get why people are so drink obsessed and cant cope at the thoughts of the pubs being closed.like its always been closed.and sure everyone loves a good house party.

It isn't about not being able to cope, or being drink obsessed it is about freedom.
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# 29 : Thursday 25-3-2010 @ 21:40
 
 
yeah... also its about what people do on a day off and furthermore, on a bank holiday long weekend.
Leave em drink away I say. they will anyway at home so why not at the pub?
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# 30 : Friday 26-3-2010 @ 11:08
 
 
This might actually be appealed through the High Court
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