UKIP assembly candidate for East Londonderry, Steven Parkhill, believes potential extended opening hours for pubs during the Queen’s 90th birthday could be a huge boost for hospitality industry.
Commenting, Mr. Parkhill said: “Recently the Prime Minister has announced that pub opening hours will be extended for two days in June to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday. I hope this is implemented across Northern Ireland as well, as our hospitality sector would benefit immensely.
Many people will be joyous and in a very celebratory mood over this iconic milestone for the Queen. Additionally on that weekend Northern Ireland kick off their Euro 2016 campaign against Poland, so fans could potentially have extra time to celebrate victory or drown their sorrows once the final whistle has blown in Nice.
In what is sure to be a weekend of national celebration, I think it would be brilliant to give our hospitality sector the option to stay open later, and increase their revenue.”