Good Friday alcohol ban

 

Sir, – Given our fraught relationship with alcohol abuse, rather than open pubs on Good Friday, why not extend the idea of closing them to one day every month? Each month we could have “Sober Sunday” or “Thrifty Thursday”, or “Temperance Wednesday”. Pubs and restaurants could be allowed to open and trade normally so long as they did not serve alcohol. They said the smoking ban would not work, but it took off like a house on fire. Why not this? – Yours, etc,

PADRAIG Ó CONGHAILE,

Clonskeagh,

Dublin 14.

Sir, – If the Government is really looking to score some brownie points before an upcoming election, a sure way to achieve this would be to relax the current archaic restrictions thrust upon us for “Christian worship”.

Opting to abstain from alcohol for a day while worshiping should a matter of choice. – Yours, etc,

JONATHAN WORMALD,

Sutton,

Dublin 13.