Pubs in Limerick will open this Good Friday. Listen as some of the wider issues surrounding the unprecedented decision are discussed.

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The clash between the Munster & Leinster rugby teams will take place in Limerick this coming Friday – Good Friday. A district court judge has temporarily lifted the ban on the sale of alcohol in the city on this day,a move that has greatly divided opinion, both in the region and nationally.

As statement this week from Munster Rugby read:

“We requested that the Munster v Leinster game be played on Saturday April 3rd. However, the competition organizers, Celtic Rugby, opted for Friday 2nd. We are bound to comply with our contractual obligations, which stipulate that we must play on the date ordained by Celtic Rugby.”

Liam O Cathasaigh spoke to Rev Prof. Eamonn Conway, a priest of the Tuam Diocese, and Head of Theology and Religious Studies at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, about some of the wider issues surrounding the unprecedented decision and whathis own views on the scenario were.