In 1985, the Observer-Reporter newspaper of Washington, Pennsylvania, reported on St Patrick’s Day festivities in Dublin.
The reporter referred to industrial action that had left many pubs short of a popular product. However, the journalist found that Tommie Cusack was unperturbed:
Stocks of Irish whiskey, which have been in short supply for several weeks because of a strike, dried up in most pubs along the route [of the St Patrick’s Day parade].
‘I’ve half a bottle left and I’m keeping it for myself,” said Tommie Cusack, who runs Dublin’s Mulligan’s pub, a favourite tourist haunt. ‘Maybe a nip or two for the regulars. But there’s plenty of Scotch whisky.’
Observer-Reporter, Washington PA, March 18, 1985