Nightclub scraps ‘Irish car bomb’ shots poster

Nightclub scraps ‘Irish car bomb’ shots poster

Nightclub scraps ‘Irish car bomb’ shots poster

First published in News

THE manager of an Oxford nightclub has pledged to remove a reference to car bombs from a promotional poster for a St Patrick’s Day student party.

In a flyer, left, promoting Friday’s Kandy night at The Junction in Park End Street, for Oxford Brookes University students, the poster advertises drinks from £1, including ‘Irish Car Bomb’ shots.

A 32-year-old printer from Kidlington, who asked not to be named, said the promotion seen on Facebook was in bad taste.

Last month St Giles in Oxford was closed when a suspicious package was sent to the Army recruitment office. Downing Street said afterwards the device had the hallmarks of Northern Ireland-related terrorism.

The printer added: “I think it’s in very poor taste for a bar to be naming a drink Irish Car Bomb on St Patrick’s Day.”

Club general manager Pete Mortimore said ‘Irish Car Bomb’ was a well-known cocktail shot – a mix of Guinness, whiskey and Baileys – which has been in existence for many years.

But he added: “We take all complaints of this nature seriously and do not wish to cause offence.

“I have contacted the relevant personnel and requested that the offending text be removed as a matter of urgency.”

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