Pubs shine a light

Publicans across the north west will light up their businesses at dusk in a fresh protest against what they’re calling “the most severe hospitality lockdown in Europe”.


They’ll be turning on Christmas lights on the dot of five o’clock this evening.


In a joint statement, trade groups for the sector say half of the pubs across Ireland have seen just two weeks’ trade in the last 37.


Licenced Vintners’ Association Chief Executive Donal O’Keeffe bar owners and staff have been “disproportionately” affected by restrictions.