Pubs will open on Good Friday for the first time in 91 years today.
The ban on alcohol being sold was lifted earlier this year.
Brian Conlon from Slattery’s pub pulls one of the first legal pints at 7am this Good Friday morning. The ban on selling alcohol on this day was lifted in January #historic #GoodFriday pic.twitter.com/Z8EPTe5PKu
— Gail Conway (@Gailiana) March 30, 2018
The Vintners Federation of Ireland says the pub sector has lost out on 40 million euro because of the restriction.
I’ve no intention of going near a Public house on Good Friday but I’m sure there are loads of others with a completely different view so enjoy if that’s your tipple....& don’t drive...
— Charlie Flanagan (@CharlieFlanagan) March 30, 2018
Their CEO, Padraig Cribben, says the idea that the ban stopped people consuming alcohol on Good Friday is a myth.