Good Friday alcohol ban may be archaic, but that doesn't mean it's all bad
It looks as if this year will be the last Good Friday where there is a ban on the sale of alcohol. Another relic of old Ireland is about to bite the dust as we barely pause for breath in our race to be 'modern', 'worldly' and 'with it'.
There's no doubt the ban is "archaic" - the word that vintners and other critics routinely attach to it.
It dates back 90 years, after all. But just because something is archaic is not sufficient reason for getting rid of it.