Limerick pub vows to keep vaccine requirement in place after 22 October 3 months ago

Limerick pub vows to keep vaccine requirement in place after 22 October

"I know my language isn't appropriate but it's the only language them idiots seem to understand."

A Limerick pub owner has vowed to keep the requirement to be fully vaccinated to dine indoors past 22 October.

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Gearóid Whelan, who owns Whelans Bar on Maiden Street in Newcastle West, took to Twitter on Tuesday ahead of the reopening which will see most of the current Covid-19 restrictions eased.

The restrictions eased on 22 October will include requirements for physical distancing and certification of vaccination in private settings.

However, Whelan said that he intends on keeping the vaccine pass in place after this month.

"We at Whelans Bar will be keeping up the vaccine only going forward, so for all ye anti-vax f***s that think ye are getting in on the 22nd of October go and f**k yourselves," he said in a tweet.

"And I know my language isn't appropriate but it's the only language them idiots seem to understand, so for all the normal followers I have just ignore it, the anti-vax crowd can," he added before attaching a middle finger emoji.

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It comes as Health Minister Stephen Donnelly asked the Dáil on Tuesday about the possibility of extending emergency legislation of Covid-19 restrictions if there is another boom in cases at Christmas.

He said that while a return to lockdown is “unlikely,” it “cannot be fully ruled out”.