Pauline Whelan, Gearoid Whelan, Ella Whelan and Brian Whelan of Whelan’s Pub in Newcastle West, Co Limerick. The family pub has been adapted to enable social distancing whenever restrictions due to coronavirus are lifted or eased. Photograph: Alan Place

Gearoid Whelan is up a ladder in his pub in Newcastle West, Co Limerick. He is getting ready for the reopening he still believes might happen in the s(...)