Country’s media descends on the Black Bull pub
FOR the landlord of the Black Bull pub – the hastily improvised hub for journalists covering the earthquake story – it was more than business as usual, the pub was extremely busy.
Brendan Whelan said: “We had lots of camera crews here, all the major TV stations and, of course, the emergency services, who we fed and served drinks.
“We had a band playing that night as part of a birthday party.”
Mr Whelan had to check his premises in Black Bull Road before opening. He said: “I was coming down the stairs when there was a massive bang and a tremble. I thought it was a bomb.
“I had a good look and we have lots of cracks, but not a lot otherwise.
Brendan Whelan, landlord of the Black Bull pub