Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar in government buildings last night

This morning.

Further to Taoiseach Micheal Martin’s call that ‘No publican should be selling takeaway pints…’

The Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said the Government is considering banning the sale of alcohol after a certain time of day.

Mr Varadkar told Pat Kenny the issue of on-street drinking will be doubled down on as part of these new restrictions.

“We’re working on new public health regulations that strengthen the law in this regard around drinking alcohol in public streets, and that will give the Gardaí more powers of enforcement”.

 

Meanwhile…

Fluffybiscuits writes:

Rumours abound that there is going to be a ban on take away pints. The little things get us through the pandemic, I enjoy a casual can by the canal at six feet with a friend one on one the odd Friday.

We reduce contacts, cannot have people over to the house, stay within 5km and work hard. That little thing of two or three cans by the canal is an outlet for human contact. All of us make sacrifices but can we not have the little things that keep us sane in these difficult times?

Government Considering Alcohol Curfew (Newstalk)

RollingNews

26 thoughts on “Tin Men

  1. axelf

    its hard to take the govts alcohol covid strategy seriously when they havent banned off licence and supermarket sales of alcohol

  2. Dr.Fart

    a snapshot of any moment down the canal last summer would show you how many people do not keep a distance from ach other at all. yes, it is nice to do, but we all have to make lots of sacrifices to get out of the awful situation we are in now. you can still exercise, so go for a walk with your friend with a can or two. its congregations that need to stop.

    1. fluffybiscuits

      im classified as essential staff, I work hard and do everything else by the book..issue punitive fines for those who disobey, I keep making sacrifice after sacrifice…where does it stop? Im doing my best honestly

      1. Dr.Fart

        a snapshot of any moment down the canal last summer would show you how many people do not keep a distance from ach other at all. yes, it is nice to do, but we all have to make lots of sacrifices to get out of the awful situation we are in now. you can still exercise, so go for a walk with your friend with a can or two. its congregations that need to stop. its hard, but we cant give up.

        1. Dr.Fart

          I dunno why it posted half my old comment and a small bit of a new one. weird. anyway, I know what you mean, Fluffy. Its harder on some people than others. and its less fair on some than others too. and its very frustrating when u go by the guidelines and then see other people not giving a damn about em. but we just have to do it. theres lives at stake. people are dying every day, and they’re real actual people who mean a lot to other people, and are dying before they should. so as hard as it is, we just have to keep doing it. on our overall lifetime, a year won’t be much. it seems a lot now, but in 5, 10 years, one year is a spec. so we have to keep doin our best for the time left to do it. its v hard when theres people not bothering, but if the good people like you give up, we are totally screwed.

      2. Broadbag

        You may be doing it safely but many aren’t and many don’t know when to stop drinking and let their guard down or fall over and end up in hospital, it’s for the best and for a short while, do it via zoom or facetime from the warmth of your home rather than freezing your danglies off by the canal at below zero.

  3. Sam

    It’s not permitted under current restrictions to sit and have a few pints by the canal. There are a set list of permitted reasons to leave your home. I’m not saying this is right or wrong.

  4. d

    i love that ” i enjoy a casual can by the canal”. sounds like homer Simpson reminiscing about being a gentleman. come on, its a bag of cans, starting off civilized before long hugging and dancing or whatever you are having.

    1. fluffybiscuits

      Two or three cans at a distance and an elbow bump goodbye is hardly partying, if so I must be hardcore

        1. fluffybiscuits

          The Orphan Girl Nightclub (function room more so) in the back arse of Wicklow, ended up pulling some farmer lad behind the car park cos ya know Im a classy burd

  5. Redundant Proofreaders Society

    Leo on Pat Kenny this morning specifically objected to takeaway pints sold with lids on. Maybe he’s worried about leaks.

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