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If we really want this virus to disappear, open up all the pubs

Larissa Nolan


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Ready for business: Mary Green, owner Green’s Bar in Kinvara, Co Galway. Photo: Andrew Downes

Ready for business: Mary Green, owner Green’s Bar in Kinvara, Co Galway. Photo: Andrew Downes

Ready for business: Mary Green, owner Green’s Bar in Kinvara, Co Galway. Photo: Andrew Downes

"For God's sake, open the pubs again before we all become alcoholics," is the epigram that summed up Ireland at the height of the pandemic. At this stage, if our aim is to curb the rising number of coronavirus infections recorded by Nphet, it's a case of: For God's sake, open up ALL the pubs.

And while we're at it, in the interest of pragmatic civil liberties - and in the face of the traditional Irish pub becoming an endangered species - is it time to consider the concept of personal responsibility when it comes to going out for a few pints?


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