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Pubs have been closed since March (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Pubs have been closed since March (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Pubs have been closed since March (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Well, we're nine days away from the reopening of many pubs.

That move seemed to arrive earlier than expected, but before publicans start rubbing their hands in anticipation at finally getting back to work, they might have a few things to sort out. This week's announcement that social distancing could be relaxed to one metre in your local boozer comes with certain caveats - you must buy a meal worth at least €9 and you can only stay there for 105 minutes.

There are a few rather obvious problems with those plans.