No alcohol ban for travelling passengers
Published 03/04/2015 | 02:30
Despite a ban on the sale of alcohol today, many locations throughout the country will still be legally allowed to sell it.
Under the 1927 Intoxicating Liquor Act alcohol cannot be sold in pubs, restaurants and supermarkets, but is still available to passengers on ferries, trains and airplanes.
"Only travelling passengers will be sold alcohol in restricted areas," said DAA spokeswoman Siobhan O'Donnell.
More than 285,000 passengers will travel through Dublin Airport this bank holiday weekend.
Those attending a race meeting at a greyhound track and hotel visitors can buy a drink as long as it is with a meal.
"We will be selling alcohol to diners only and expect a busy day, especially from tourists," said Shiful Islam, manager of La Peniche boat bar & restaurant, which is located on the Grand Canal, Dublin 4. As the restaurant is on a boat it can serve alcohol to passengers.
Licensed theatres and national cultural institutions can also sell alcohol, as defined in the National Cultural Institutions Act 1997.
Alcohol can also be sold in military canteens.
Yesterday, this paper revealed that half of 1,000 adults surveyed by Ignite Research maintain that the sale of alcohol on Good Friday should continue to be prohibited.