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/ November 16, 2020

Government to ban takeaway pints

/ November 16, 2020

Government to ban takeaway pints

Words: Dylan Murphy

It comes after footage of crowds of people congregating to drink in South William Street circulated on social media over the weekend.

According to The Irish Times Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly intends to bring forward plans to ban takeaway sales from pubs and bars for the remainder of level 5.

It comes after footage appeared on social media over the weekend of crowds congregating to drink outside in the city.

This morning Dublin councillor Mannix Flynn said that it was “groovy hipsters” drinking outside on South William Street.

Transmission numbers have been decreasing since the introduction of level 5 restrictions, however, it appears that takeaway pints and cocktails will not be available from pubs until at least December 1st – when the restrictions are potentially loosened.

Many ‘wet’ pubs have largely been unopen since March and are still calling for sensible guidelines that would allow them to open in the busiest period of the year – Christmas.