Well what’s left to say? By the time you read this, it’ll be old news. The virus is spreading so fast that each day brings new information, fears and predictions. First thing last Sunday morning, my dad and my brother took the decision to close their pub in the interests of the welfare of their staff, customers and themselves. They spent the previous week doing everything possible following HSE instructions regarding cleanliness and social distancing.

Still, by Sunday there was no choice but to close as public discourse was mounting anyway for the pubs and cafes to shut.