A succinct update on the general provisions governing alcohol (and other relevant) licences in Ireland.
The Licensing Acts: The Lawyer’s Synopsis
Author: Constance Cassidy and Harry Walsh | ISBN: 978-1-911611-38-7 | Format: PaperBack | Price (Approx): €35 | Publication Date: Autumn 2020
The Licensing Acts: The Lawyer’s Synopsis is the third handbook in The Essential 21st Century Guide series.
The Licensing Acts: The Lawyer’s Synopsis provides the reader with a succinct update on the general provisions governing alcohol (and other relevant) licences in Ireland. It details jurisdictional and procedural requirements with regard to all licensed premises within this jurisdiction including pubs, hotels, holiday camps, off-licences, premises licensed to manufacture and sell by wholesale and retail spirits and beer manufactured on the premises, restaurants and wine bars or indeed any premises licensed to sell alcohol.
Trading hours are discussed, as are offences and endorsements and temporary closure orders.
The rights and obligations of licensees in respect of different types of licensed premises are summarised, as is the jurisdiction of the appropriate court in the grant and renewal of such licences, orders and certificates.
The different categories of licences are discussed; those statutory provisions creating such licences and imposing restrictions and/or conditions are also dealt with.
The general jurisdiction of both the Circuit Court and the District Court is dealt with, as is recent licensing legislation to include the Public Health (Alcohol) Act 2018 and the Intoxicating Liquor (Breweries and Distilleries) Act 2018.
PART I : LIQUOR LICENCES
- Chapter 1: Retail licences: general
- Chapter 2: Publican’s on-licence
- Chapter 3: Producers’ retail licences
- Chapter 4: Off-licences
- Chapter 5: Restaurants
- Chapter 6: Hotels
- Chapter 7: Holiday camps
- Chapter 8: Wholesale and manufacturers’ licences
PART II: OTHER LICENCES, CERTIFICATES, ORDERS
- Chapter 9: Registered club
- Chapter 10: Special exemption order, occasional licence
- Chapter 11: Entertainment licences
PART III: PROCEDURE
- Chapter 12: The Circuit Court
- Chapter 13: The District Court
- Chapter 14: Annual Licensing Court
- Chapter 15: Renewal and transfer
- Chapter 16: Objection
PART IV: ENTITLEMENTS, OBLIGATIONS, ENFORCEMENT
- Chapter 17: Operation of a licensed premises
- Chapter 18: Trading hours
- Chapter 19: Offences
- Chapter 20: Endorsement
- Chapter 21: Temporary closure order
About the Authors
Constance Cassidy SC is a practising barrister and is the author of a number of texts on licensing law in Ireland.
Harry Walsh is a practising barrister.