| 19.3°C Dublin

Close

Premium


I'll drink to the demise of Irish boozing culture that shames us

Michael O'Doherty


Close

Pubs have been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis

Pubs have been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis

Pubs have been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis

As the continued lockdown forces us to adapt to a new reality, thoughts have turned to those things we miss the most.

Inevitably, the greatest newsprint acreage is being devoted to that thing that we Irish hold so dear: boozing.

Nothing reveals this country's dysfunctional relationship with alco- hol quite like the cries of outrage that have accompanied the possible closure of many of our 7,000 pubs.