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David Quinn: Easing pub ban isn't progressive, it's just immature

Published 02/04/2010 | 05:00

The lifting of the ban on pub opening on Good Friday is reflected in these T-shirts, which went on the market after last week's court decision
The lifting of the ban on pub opening on Good Friday is reflected in these T-shirts, which went on the market after last week's court decision

With the church down, even the publicans are moving in for the kill. They have Good Friday in their sights. Champions of freedom one and all they are demanding the right to serve alcohol to their customers 365 days a year.

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Was it merely coincidental that a decision was made to hold the Munster-Leinster rugby match in Limerick on Good Friday? If anything was guaranteed to put pressure on the Good Friday ban this was it.

And what a year to apply the pressure. The Catholic Church has never been weaker.

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