President Higgins Signs Bill Allowing Pubs To Open On Good Friday

President Higgins Signs Bill Allowing Pubs To Open On Good Friday
Niall Colbert
Niall Colbert

31 Jan 2018

President Higgins has signed the Intoxicating Liquor (Amendment) Bill into law.

This clears the way for pubs to open on Good Friday this year and brings an end to a ban in place since 1927.

Many publicans had voiced frustrations over the restriction and called for it to be removed.

The Dáil debated the final stages of the bill last week.