Ruling due Thursday on Limerick vintners' application

Limerick vintners will learn on Thursday if they have been sucessful in their bid to serve pints on Good Friday.

Publicans in Limerick will find out on Thursday morning if they will be allowed to open on Good Friday.

The Chairman of the Vintners Federation in the city has made a court application on behalf of around 100 publicans to open for the Munster-Leinster Magners League rugby match.

At Limerick District Court, Judge Tom O'Donnell was told the sell-out match will generate up to €7m for the local economy.

Today's application was opposed by local gardaí, who argued the match cannot be regarded as a special event.

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