JUST why aren't we allowed to purchase alcohol before 10am?

It's not as if this draconian policy has reduced alcoholism levels, or indeed, curbed any anti-social behaviour.

The hospitality industry has borne, unfairly I'm sure most would agree, the brunt of the lockdown measures and, with the current easing of restrictions, it's not been made much better.

Given our country's weather history, you'd probably be drier having a drink in a swimming pool than outside a pub, and why on earth are you not allowed a drink inside a restaurant with your meal? (obviously subject to change come May 17).

Eric Travers,
Gellatly Road,