Local community groups urge pubs to close in north

A number of sporting and community groups have asked pubs in Northern Ireland to close in at an attempt to help stop the spread of Covid-19.


Amongst the groups that have issued the pleas are the ‘Love Leitrim movement, Manorhamilton Rangers FC, Glencar Manorhamilton GAA, 24-7 Family Carers and The Organic Centre.

All of the groups have expressed concern over the failure of the UK government to implement similar social distancing measures as other European states.


Jamie Murphy is the Chairman of the Love Leitrim movement, he says pubs remaining open in the north is a major cause of concern for many living in this region: