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Pubs are about so much more than drink - the experts should know that

Paddy Murray


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‘Missing the craic’: Dave O Rourke of Creative Dave hangs a mural on the boarded-up Palace Bar in Dublin. Photo: Frank McGrath

‘Missing the craic’: Dave O Rourke of Creative Dave hangs a mural on the boarded-up Palace Bar in Dublin. Photo: Frank McGrath

‘Missing the craic’: Dave O Rourke of Creative Dave hangs a mural on the boarded-up Palace Bar in Dublin. Photo: Frank McGrath

Sometimes, it seems that people who make important decisions are experts - but not in the field in which they are making those important decisions.

Let me say at the outset, for fear of any misunderstanding, that as one who is vulnerable in this pandemic, I am fully behind the restrictions which we have had to endure for many weeks now.

I do not regard them as some seem to: as a punishment. Rather, I see them for what they are: protection.