This year, pubs across Ireland will open on Good Friday for the first time in 90 years, with Dublin publicans celebrating a change in the licensing laws that were implemented since 1927.
The change in laws allows pubs to offer their world-famous hospitality to locals and tourists who visit the capital throughout the Easter bank holiday weekend.
To mark this historic occasion, the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) has released a short video showing the preparations taking place.
The Intoxicating Liquor Bill 2017, which allowed this amendment to become law, passed all stages in the Dáil in January, with all-party support and has been widely welcomed with a positive public reaction.
Donall O’Keeffe, Chief Executive of the LVA, said the decision to allow pubs to open on Good Friday was long overdue and will have a positive impact on the vibrancy and attractiveness of Dublin over the bank holiday weekend:
“The removal of this the ban puts Ireland on par with the rest of our European neighbours. This change is good news, not only for Dublin Pubs but also for our wider hospitality and tourism sectors, as people flock to the capital over the Easter weekend expecting the best of Irish hospitality.”
For more information, visit www.lva.ie.