The Dáil has just passed legislation which will make it legal to buy alcohol on Good Friday, lifting a ban that's been in place since 1927.
The law has already passed through the Seanad, where it will go to Áras an Uachtaráin where it will be signed into law next week, meaning that the coming Good Friday on March 30th will be the first to allow alcohol.
The Dáil has just passed legislation which will end the Good Friday ban on alcohol sales. Having already been passed by Seanad, it now goes to the Áras to be signed into law next week and take immediate effect.
— Gavan Reilly (@gavreilly) January 25, 2018
Up until now, the only exemptions allowed to selling alcohol on Good Friday in Ireland included travelling by sea, rail, air or ferry, at a licensed theatre, and for hotel guests eating a meal.