Beer and loathing: Irish mourn another St Patrick's Day lockdown

The cellar of The Temple Bar in central Dublin would normally be stacked head-high with enough kegs of Guinness to serve thousands of pints to revellers toasting Ireland’s patron saint. But this St Patrick’s Day on Wednesday, only a smattering of empty caskets line the chilled basement of the crimson-coloured pub, the cornerstone of the capital’s drinking district. For the second year in succession, the normally raucous celebrations have been cancelled by coronavirus curbs. “It’s a year on now and… we seem to be back where we started,” said publican Tom Cleary, perched on a barstool next to …

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