Whiskey shortage at Mulligan’s

In 1985, the Observer-Reporter newspaper of Washington, Pennsylvania, reported on St Patrick’s Day festivities in Dublin.

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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:

Tommie Cusack, standing, with Peter Roche, far right, and two unidentified customers.
Tommie Cusack, standing, with Peter Roche, far right, and two unidentified customers.

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

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