Dublin - "About time she settled her bloody bar tab," disgusted Temple Bar publican John Stokes said today as dozens of defiant Dublin innkeepers joined his ban on the Queen.
Stokes was speaking to reporters after being ordered by licensing magistrates to take down a 60ft x 20ft 'Fuck Off The Queen' banner outside The Pickled Leprachaun pub..
Within hours of his court order compliance virtually every other pub within a mile radius had hoisted its own placard commemorating Queen Elizabeth's proposed May visit.
Among other refusenik placards seen this afternoon the London-based 'Fuck The Royal Wedding' protest group's own bunting was flying high.
Many of the Irish capital's publicans are dismayed at the May trip given the British Royal Family's notorious skinflintery and pathetic excuses for not carrying cash.
"They're now all barred round here, including that bloody Colonel Gaddafi," a barman from The Paralytic Ratarse added emphatically.
"Pint of Shamrock Stew, anybody?"