Landlord reports queues of drinkers at 7am after 90-year ban is finally overturned

Ireland lifted a nine-decade ban on serving alcohol on Good Friday, prompting an early flurry of drinkers eager to experience the novelty of ordering a pint on the holy day.

Brian Conlon, of Slattery’s Bar on Capel Street in central Dublin was one of the first to pull a legal Good Friday pint. “It was busier than usual this morning. When I opened up at 7am there were queues at the front door,” he said. “I think people were more coming in for the novelty factor that it was the first time in 90-odd years that you could legally have a drink.”

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