New York bar wants no 'sensitive' drunks after 'Irish drunks' joke backfires

Well, where's the sense in that?

New York bar wants no 'sensitive' drunks after 'Irish drunks' joke backfires

Picture: Pauline Turley

A bar in New York that included 'Irish drunks' on a list of things forbidden on their premises has changed their sign to read 'No sensitive drunks' after the original sign caused offence.

The Dock Bar posted up a sign with rules on their window banning Irish drunks, screaming kids, mobile phones and prams.

The owner of the venue is George Watson, a former police officer who is known for enforcing his rules via megaphone and isn't afraid to kick people out if they disobey.

He defended the sign, saying Irish people had a sense of humour and would see the funny side of it.

Vice chair of the board of Irish Arts Centre in New York Pauline Turley, who comes from Co Down, saw the sign at The Dock Bar and Grill in Montauk.

She told "I was taken aback by the way that kind of stereotype was so blatantly displayed. ’No Irish Drunks,’ that’s very pointed."

The sign has been amended now with a sticky-on bit of paper to change the word 'Irish' to 'sensitive'. Thing is, we think it makes no sense at all now, unless you know the back story.

The Dock's facebook page was updated with the new image and a few others, including one showing a 'bucket list update' to 'Piss off ancestral homeland'. That's obviously now been ticked, and the bar is entirely and cheekily unapologetic for the fuss.

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