The Good Friday alcohol ban is going to change 4 years ago

The Good Friday alcohol ban is going to change

For the last 90 years, only those who happen to be on a train, on a boat, in the theatre or staying in a hotel in Ireland would be lucky enough to enjoy alcohol on Good Friday.

Since the restriction was put in place in 1927, there has been that mad dash on Holy Thursday to the off-licence as the entire nation seems to collectively lose their minds at the thoughts of not being able to buy booze for 24 whole hours.


That all looks set to change now, as The Irish Times is reporting that a new bill is to be presented, and that there will be no major opposition to allowing it to pass into law.

It will likely effect not just pubs, but alcohol sales on a broader scale, which means your local off-licence will be open, too.

That's the good news. The bad news is that assuming this all does come to fruition, it won't kick in until Good Friday 2018.

The Good Friday ban abolition is to be presented alongside a Public Health Bill regarding alcohol specifically, which is aiming to lower the general consumption of alcohol in Ireland.

Both are expected to come before the Upper House next week, so we should know for definite before long.