The practical side of it doesn't particularly bother me - my friends and I always have a big Good Friday houseparty, it's a tradition at this point which i really enjoy and it's become an Easter get-together really at this stage. I'm not a heavy drinker, and due to meds at the moment I'm not drinking at all so I have no real issue with not being able to buy drink. I have major issues with the principal behind it however, and it goes back to my constant bugbear of religious values interfering with civil law - tradition is one thing, law is another and religion has no place in the latter. And yes, we have a MASSIVE issue with drink in Ireland, but honestly, one day where yuo can't buy alcohol is not going to make any kind of difference to that - people who want to will stock up and binge. Long-term, continuous measures are needed to make a difference to our horrendous alcohol culture.