A decision has been reached regarding the closure of pubs on Good Friday, as Tourism Minister Paschal Donohue has rejected pleas made by publicans.
According to the Irish Mirror, Minister Donohue has stated that the licensing laws are "right for our society overall" and sees no need to change them, at least for this year.
Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald had previously met with Licensed Vintner Association representative Donall O’Keeffe about the possibility of opening premises this year, especially since Leinster will take on Bath in the European Champions Cup quarter-final in the Aviva Stadium on that day.
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However the idea has now been quashed for 2015 as the Minister said she will look at it, but not in time for this year.