CM11 wrote:The drinking on the streets has been happening for weeks.
Anyway, it seems we were correct that Irish people can't behave socially responsibly. You can't have it both ways. You can't argue we'll do the right thing and argue in the same sentence that people will take the piss.
There's no evidence of a lack of socially irresponsible behaviour. Wow, there were people drinking on Dame Lane before and after they got a bite to eat - outrageous!
You are the ones who want it both ways. Either you want to go down the full on draconian route or not. The stupidity of the 105 minute rule was pointed out but according to you they were looking for "behavioral" changes. That has categorically failed (as have most public health initiatives against drinking for a century and a half), so what way do you want it now?
Can we not just move to logical, scientifically led regulations and advice rather than the convoluted attempts to reengineer society with incoherent guidelines/rules?
i) maintain social distancing as is practical. That should include capacity restrictions
ii) pubs and restaurants should know who is on their premises at all times
iii) pubs and restaurants should have adequate hand sanitisation and encourage mask wearing of employees
All premises open should publish what they have done on their front door/website so people know what to expect. Simple.
For the public, again maintain social distance, cough into your arms, wash your hands and most importantly don't go outside when sick. If you are drinking in public, don't be a ballbag, put your rubbish in the bin and don't act like a scumbag.
AGS, instead of raiding premises for bottles of Budweiser and a few bottles of cheap sauvignon blanc, actually go out there and do some community policing. If you want to get heavy handed, do it on the small minority who behave like clowns.
Government and councils should do everything they can to improve outdoor options for businesses to operate and in fairness I think there have been great things done here.
Half of the message has been lost within the BS that reopening has entailed.