Dundalk publicans react to Dáil allowing alcohol sales on Good Friday
Dundalk’s pubs and restaurants have been reacting to the Dáil’s decision to allow alcohol to be sold on Good Friday.
While pub-goers will be happy with the news, many pub-owners feel that it is another day where they have to work.
A spokesperson for The Windsor on Dublin Street, says they have to abide by the laws and if everyone else opens on Good Friday, they will too.
“We only got two days off and now that is down to one,” they said. “We would be delighted if pubs were given a few more designated closing days,” they continued.
“We serve food, so it was an inconvenience to people if they came on Good Friday and couldn’t get drink. We just hope they don’t take Christmas Day off us now.”
Courtneys on Park Street says that they were sorry to hear that pubs will be allowed to open on Good Friday but that it won’t make much of a difference.
“People only have so much money to spend, and we used to see busier Thursdays and Saturdays here.
“It might make a difference the first year, but not after. This move is purely for the likes of Kilkenny, Galway and Dublin.
“This isn’t for the smaller towns… of course it is up to yourself whether you open, but we probably will.”