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Outrage at Dublin bar after it launches 'Welfare Wednesday' drink promotion

By Brian O'Reilly

A pub in Dublin has sparked outrage after it launched a drinks promotion called ‘Welfare Wednesday’ – targeting those who have just received social welfare payments.

The pub behind the promotion is located on Dublin’s northside.

The advertising poster has been circulated on social media, prompting outrage from local representatives.

The promotion offs pints of popular beers for just €3, while shots of certain spirits are also advertised for sale at €3.

Many of those on social media expressed their outrage at the promotion - however some joked that they would be sure to attend the event.

Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone slammed the promotion as ‘irresponsible’, and urged the venue to withdraw it.

She said the bar appeared to be urging those in receipt of social welfare payments to spend it on alcohol.

Tonight, the Department of Social Protection has confirmed it has contacted the pub requesting that its logo be removed from the advert.

Tanaiste Joan Burton and the Department of Social Protection said they regard this action by the pub as irresponsible.

Independent.ie has been unable to reach the bar’s management for comment.

Source Irish Independent

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