Good Friday Booze Ban To Be Abolished
Publicans across Ireland have welcomed the news that the 90-year-old ban on the supply of alcohol on Good Friday is set to be lifted by the Government.
The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) and the Vintners Federation of Ireland (VFI) have long campaigned for the Good Friday alcohol ban to be abolished, which now looks like to come into effect for Good Friday next year.
It's expected that the Government will then incorporate the proposals of the Bill into the Government's Sale of Alcohol Bill which aims to reform the sale, supply and consumption of alcohol, reports newstalk.com, which added that the new legalisation is expected to supply "streamlined and updated provisions more suited to modern conditions," around alcohol.
Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald is expected not to oppose a Bill in the Seanad.