In response to comments being leveled against us on Facebook we would like to say that it is the law that all customers in a pub after 9pm must be over 18. This is even if they are with their parents.
At 9pm last night we asked all of the customers in our bar who looked younger than 22 for their ID as people between 18-21 must have ID to be on the premise. If customers don't have ID to show us then they don't have ID to show the Gardaí were they to arrive and check.
A customer was asked for ID last night and did not have any. They then produced an ID with date of birth on it. Nobody was asked to leave the bar last night.
We have an anti-discrimination policy at Counihan's and we were just following the law of the land.