Let the Good Friday alcohol ban be an inspiration to children
In recent days it has been claimed that the ban on the sale of alcohol on Good Friday is 'archaic' and 'discriminatory', and causes a loss of income to the pub trade - especially during the year ahead, when the 2016 Rising celebrations will be particularly intense around Easter.
In reply to this we should ask why we have the ban on the sale of alcohol on that day in the first instance.
Good Friday is one of the most sacred days of the year. It is called 'good' because it is the day on which the Saviour was put to death for us, and opened for us the way to eternal life.