The day the music died.
Something is rotten in the state of Ireland, first a string of cancellations, then the Electric Picnic is under threat due to high court proceedings. Now the government want to pass legislation that will mean Irish night clubs have to shut even earlier. Yes, while our neighbours across the water move forward with progressive opening hours, the Irish government take a giant leap back even after years of lobbying by the Give Us The Night campaign to extend opening hours. The new legislation will mean an end to the theatre licenses that allow certain clubs to open later then others and will force everyone on to the streets at the same time with obvious results. It also plans to restrict Sunday drinking till 1am, ruining what has traditionally been a big industry night out where those who work in night clubs and restaurants and other jobs that don't call for Monday morning starts get to let their hair down. Read more about it and sign the petition over here.