Tuesday 13 November 2018

Two thirds of Independent.ie readers reveal that nightclubs should remain closed on St Stephen's morning

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More than half of Independent.ie readers have revealed that nightclubs should remain closed on St Stephen's morning.

Some 62 per cent of readers agreed that nightclubs should close the morning after Christmas, keeping with tradition.

The poll comes after a Donegal nightclub was granted a license to open one minute into St Stephen's Day.

The Limelight nightclub in Glenties has been granted a license to open on December 26, despite objections from some locals and gardaí.

Brian Carr chairman of Glenties Community Development Group said the club had opened at this time a number of times in the past, prior to 2012.

"In the last week or so again it's come to light that the judge granted a license again and it's caused a bit of controversy around the town," he told Newstalk Breakfast.

Residents are concerned about the number of people expected to descend on the small town on Christmas night in anticipation of the nightclub opening he said.

Some of the local residents have a grievance to the fact that the judge has granted a license, he said, local gardai had also objected.

Some people are happy about the club opening again however, Mr Carr told the show.

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