RTE news spoke to publicans and locals in Ardee yesterday about the Good Friday booze ban being lifted
Mickey McCreanor, owner of Butterly's pub in Ardee said: "I'd say it's good. We're living in an international democracy here, it's no longer parish law. Let them do what they want. I can't see anything wrong with it."
RTÉ also spoke to Gerard Tenanty, owner of
Mr. Tenanty said: "It's extra work for us. We only get two days off a year, but it's looking like just one day off now."
In a Dáil debate yesterday, TD's were divided on the issue. There were also mixed views when RTÉ reporters spoke to locals on the streets of Ardee.
One man said: "I think it's a great idea. I'm not religious, so I don't see why one religion should tell other people what to do."
An Ardee woman told RTÉ she was against the ban. She said: "I think there's plenty of days and nights throughout the year when the pubs are open
There were also mixed views on the new law, which the Government hopes to bring in before Easter, from publicans around Dundalk who spoke with The Dundalk Democrat yesterday.