The Annual Licensing Court

The Annual Licensing Court


An essential guide to the annual licensing court rules and procedures


Author: Constance Cassidy and Tim Bracken : | ISBN: 978-1-905536-99-3 | Format: Paper Back| Price: €35 | Publication Date: 13 July 2017

“This is a great little book… No publican should be without it.”

Charles Chawke, Publican


The Annual Licensing Court: The Essential 21st Century Guide is a concise guide on the rules, regulations and procedures in relation to the granting and renewal of liquor licensing at the annual licensing court. This book presents, explains and consolidates the relevant applications, orders, form and rules.

If you’re in the drinks business, you need this really useful new guide on the annual renewal of drinks licences. Your questions are answered in a direct and straightforward way by leading experts Constance Cassidy & Tim Bracken.

This guide is everyman’s explanation of the regulatory requirements which apply to the renewal and transfer of alcohol and entertainment licences. The guide is a must for owners and managers in the drinks industry, including:

  • Publicans
  • Hoteliers
  • Restaurateurs
  • Supermarkets
  • Off Licences,
  • Night Clubs
  • Theatres
  • Clubs

This guide is not just for those in the drinks industry, lawyers, the Gardaí, Revenue, but is also aimed at the general public, for the person  who needs to know how and when they can apply for or object to the renewal or transfer of a licence.

If you are an owner or operator in the drinks industry, this is your essential guide.


Contents Include

PART I               GENERAL

Chapter 1          Introduction

Chapter 2          Jurisdiction of Annual Licensing District Court

Chapter 3          Annual Licensing District Court: Relevant Licences, Certificates, Orders



Chapter 4          Licenses

Chapter 5          Certificate of Transfer

Chapter 6          Other Licences



Chapter 7          Objection to the Renewal of Intoxicating Liquor Licence

Chapter 8          Objection to Renewal of Other Licences, Certificates, Orders



Chapter 9          Adjournment of the Annual Licensing Sessions

Chapter 10        The Fire Officer

Chapter 11        An Garda Síochána

PART V            FORMS

  • District Court Rules 1997: Order 81
  • Objection to Intoxicating Liquor Licence
  • Application for Certificate of Transfer of Intoxicating Liquor Licence
  • Application for Renewal of Public Dance Licence
  • Application for Renewal of Public Music and Singing Licence
  • Application for Renewal of Restaurant Certificate
  • Application for Renewal of Certificate of Registration for Registered Club
  • Application for Renewal of General Exemption Order
  • Application for Grant of Gaming Licence
  • Application for Grant of Lottery Licence

About the Authors

Constance Cassidy, SC, is the leading legal expert on licensing law in Ireland and author of several books on the same subject.

Tim Bracken is a Barrister-at-Law and author of several legal text books.


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