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Dublin: 15 °C Monday 24 June, 2019

#Good Friday

From TheJournal.ie Good Friday in store as temperatures expected to hit 21 degrees over Easter weekend Sun Of God

Good Friday in store as temperatures expected to hit 21 degrees over Easter weekend

Ireland will see dry and settled weather this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Lar Corbett's Bar in Thurles in trouble over ad featuring Jesus with a pint Good Friday

Lar Corbett's Bar in Thurles in trouble over ad featuring Jesus with a pint

A complaint said she was offended by the ad “as a Catholic”.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Fire Brigade processed nearly 100 fewer emergency calls this Good Friday - despite pubs being open Great Friday

Dublin Fire Brigade processed nearly 100 fewer emergency calls this Good Friday - despite pubs being open

This year over the 24 hours of Good Friday, the centre processed a total of 379 calls.

From TheJournal.ie 'It was only a matter of time': Publicans, staff and customers speak about the alcohol ban lift on Good Friday Long Good Friday This post contains videos

'It was only a matter of time': Publicans, staff and customers speak about the alcohol ban lift on Good Friday

It’s the first time since pubs have been open to sell alcohol on Good Friday for 90 years.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Did you go to the pub today? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Did you go to the pub today?

For the first time in nearly a century the pubs in Ireland are open today.

From TheJournal.ie Devotees nail themselves to crosses at annual Good Friday ceremony in Philippines Good Friday

Devotees nail themselves to crosses at annual Good Friday ceremony in Philippines

The event is frowned upon by the Catholic Church.

From TheJournal.ie Cork's oldest pub landlady, 98, will be pulling pints on Good Friday for the first time Maura Hallinan

Cork's oldest pub landlady, 98, will be pulling pints on Good Friday for the first time

Maura Hallinan was just eight years old when the ban on pubs opening on Good Friday was enacted.

From TheJournal.ie Major disruption to Easter rail services starts today. Here's what you need to know Good Friday

Major disruption to Easter rail services starts today. Here's what you need to know

All passengers are advised to check the Irish Rail website for details about the services on their route today.

From TheJournal.ie Good Friday: There'll be winners and losers as pubs open for the first time since 1927 Long Good Friday

Good Friday: There'll be winners and losers as pubs open for the first time since 1927

“I definitely feel that there’s going to be a vibe like in the run up to Christmas,” one publican told us.

From TheJournal.ie It's going to be a frosty, blustery, showery Easter weekend Wet Eireann

It's going to be a frosty, blustery, showery Easter weekend

At least it’s not snow.

From TheJournal.ie Bars get green light for late drinking licence on Good Friday One More Tune

Bars get green light for late drinking licence on Good Friday

A rule banning alcohol sales on Good Friday has been lifted.

From TheJournal.ie Judge in test case refuses to grant late bar extension to bar on Good Friday Courts

Judge in test case refuses to grant late bar extension to bar on Good Friday

Legislation was passed in January allowing pubs and other licensed premises in Ireland to open on Good Friday.

From TheJournal.ie All the publicans in this Cork town plan on keeping the shutters down this Good Friday Keeping The Faith

All the publicans in this Cork town plan on keeping the shutters down this Good Friday

Six establishments in Newmarket have committed to stay closed.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil passes legislation allowing alcohol to be sold on Good Friday Good Friday Agreement

Dáil passes legislation allowing alcohol to be sold on Good Friday

The ban was introduced in 1927.

From TheJournal.ie Last call for Good Friday drinking ban as bill passes in the Seanad Church And State

Last call for Good Friday drinking ban as bill passes in the Seanad

The Senator who proposed the bill said its passing marks “another progressive step in Ireland’s long journey of separation between Church and State.”

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is one step closer to lifting the Good Friday alcohol ban No Booze This post contains a poll

Ireland is one step closer to lifting the Good Friday alcohol ban

Cabinet approved a number of amendments to a private members bill which would lift the ban.

From TheJournal.ie 'We turn towards you with eyes lowered in shame': Pope blasts migrant suffering in Easter prayer Shame

'We turn towards you with eyes lowered in shame': Pope blasts migrant suffering in Easter prayer

The pontiff also hit out at the scandals which have rocked the Catholic Church.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you mind that the pubs weren't open today? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you mind that the pubs weren't open today?

A 1927 law dictates that alcohol cannot be sold on Good Friday.

Supervalu in Athy is taking the whole Good Friday alcohol ban *very* seriously

There’s a ‘protective tunnel’ of toilet roll guiding customers to the ATM.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you take an alcoholic drink today? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you take an alcoholic drink today?

Your daily bite-sized ballot break.

From TheJournal.ie Devotees nail themselves to crosses at Philippines' annual Good Friday ceremony Devotees

Devotees nail themselves to crosses at Philippines' annual Good Friday ceremony

Men also have their backs whipped.

From TheJournal.ie Mad Hatter's tea party, fairies and an awful lot of egg hunts: here's what's on this Easter weekend Eggcellent
From TheJournal.ie Buses are back and a bit of rain: Here's how to get around this weekend Easter Weekend

Buses are back and a bit of rain: Here's how to get around this weekend

A few things are different about this year’s Easter weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Closing pubs on Good Friday 'part of our national identity', says Fine Gael senator It's An Irish Thing

Closing pubs on Good Friday 'part of our national identity', says Fine Gael senator

“We cannot give in to every aspect of commercialisation,” said Senator Joe O’Reilly.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should pubs be allowed open on Good Friday? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should pubs be allowed open on Good Friday?

A senator has tabled a bill to end the practice of having to close pubs on that day.

From TheJournal.ie 'We've outgrown this dated practice': Bill tabled to open pubs on Good Friday Billy Lawless

'We've outgrown this dated practice': Bill tabled to open pubs on Good Friday

Irish pubs are an “intrinsic part” of our tourism offering and we should end this practice, said Senator Billy Lawless.

From TheJournal.ie Publicans say Good Friday alcohol ban has no place in a modern Ireland Booze Ban

Publicans say Good Friday alcohol ban has no place in a modern Ireland

Publicans have made a fresh appeal for the ban on selling alcohol on Good Friday to be lifted.

This Irish Mam devised a brilliant 'can of Guinness hunt' for Good Friday

“I thought I’d have a can of Guinness hunt for dad and hide all his cans around the garden.”

From TheJournal.ie Disappointed? Here's how Temple Bar tourists felt about the pubs being closed... Long Good Friday

Disappointed? Here's how Temple Bar tourists felt about the pubs being closed...

Some had just heard about the ban. Others had made their own preparations.

From TheJournal.ie Irish mothers are taking extreme measures to ensure their kids don't eat meat today Good Friday

Spare a thought for all the bemused tourists realising the pubs are closed today

What joker decided to call it ‘Good’ Friday, eh?

From TheJournal.ie As the off-licences were closing, we hit the streets to ask about the alcohol ban Long Good Friday

As the off-licences were closing, we hit the streets to ask about the alcohol ban

Is it time to scrap the Good Friday law? Do we secretly enjoy a pub free day?

This boat on Dublin's Grand Canal is selling booze on Good Friday

Because we can’t go one day without it.

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