Papa Don't Preach

Pubs Across The Midlands Re-Open For The First Time Since March

The kegs are full and doors are open.

Pubs outside of Dublin are reopening today after being closed for six months. 

Publicans in the capital will have to wait at least another three weeks before they can pull a pint. 

Perspex screens are in place, tables are spaced apart, and kegs are full as pubs that don't serve food are finally reopening. 

Andrew Drake from The Drake Inn in Castletown Geoghegan has been closed since March 15th.

He says the hardest thing was not known when they would be allowed to re-open: 

A number of robust meausures including limited numbers, physical distancing, table service only and strict cleaning regimes will all be in place as customers return for the first time in six months. 

PJ Kavanagh from Kavanagh's Bar in Portlaoise says while the experience may be a little bit than what people are used to it will give people a way of socialising:

These people in Tullamore have mixed opinions about going for a drink: 

But these pub-goers in Joe Lee's Bar, Tullamore are just happy to be back:

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