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Government to examine plans to allow pub and clubs open through the night

Sep 15, 2021 13:09 By Shannonside News
Government to examine plans to allow pub and clubs open through the night Government to examine plans to allow pub and clubs open through the night
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A major revamp of licencing laws is expected in the coming years.

Plans are being developed by the government that could see clubs, pubs and off-licenses trading into the night.

A report from the night-time economy taskforce is being examined by senior ministers today, which recommends a total revamp to Ireland's licensing laws.

This report from the Night Time Economy Taskforce includes a number of actions like using empty buildings for events, recognising the electronic music sector as an integral part of the sector and extending opening hours for pubs and clubs.

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But Eunan McKinney from Alcohol Action Ireland says proposed legislation flies in the face of the Public Health (Alcohol) Act.

But for Give Us The Night's Robbie Kitt, late-night activities aren’t always associated with alcohol.

CEO of the Licensed Vintners Association Donall O’Keeffe says retaining staff for late shifts is their biggest challenge.

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If granted permission Junior Minister Hildegarde Naughton will be tasked with of drafting the sale of alcohol bill.

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