Ireland Good Friday Alcohol Ban Lifted

Ireland has lifted its Good Friday alcohol ban after nearly a century and is set to receive a massive boost to its economy as a result. The new legislation was voted into place earlier this year by the Irish parliament after members in favor of the bill said the prohibition of alcohol on the Easter holiday was negatively impacting the tourism industry, ABC News reported.


A top Greek court has decided that electronic cigarettes should have the same legal restrictions as traditional smoking does when it comes to bans in public places and advertising. Although Greece has put a strict anti-smoking legislation in place, the ban is not effective in practice and this has been criticised by citizens, public health NGOs and EU officials.