Thu, 16 Jul, 2020
Vintners Federation boss calls for alcohol ban in supermarkets

Padraig Cribben from the VFI says the Government should consider banning the sale of alcohol in shops and supermarkets.

The call comes on the back of the Governments decision to defer the opening of pubs until August 10th instead of July 20th

Pub owners say they're gobsmacked the Government has delayed the reopening of all pubs until August 10th.

According to the Government, the delay in reopening is due to an increase in the reproductive rate of Covid-19 - which they have blamed mainly on house parties.

Many people have question the logic in the Government keeping pubs closed - where drinking and gathering could be done under safe, regulated conditions - while admitting that house parties, where the risk of spread could see a far worse increase in cases of Covid-19.

There are many people who also question the Governments stance on allowing people in from the US - where the disease is spiralling out of control - while maintaining such strict conditions on the people in this country.

Tags: Coronavirus   Pubs   Irish Government