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[Oireachtas] 165. Deputy Simon Harris asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to amend the licensing system that will govern the opening hours of nightclubs. [12065/11]. (18 May 2011)

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165.  Deputy Simon Harris asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to amend the licensing system that will govern the opening hours of nightclubs; his views that there could be potential positive tourism benefits to such a move; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12065/11]

166.  Deputy Simon Harrisasked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will expedite the sale of alcohol Bill in order to allow for the early introduction of a nightclub permit in view of the fact that no such definition of a nightclub exists in current legislation; the details of the nightclub permit that is to be introduced as part of the sale of alcohol Bill; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12066/11]
 

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Alan Shatter): I propose to take Questions Nos. 165 and 166 together.

 

The Government Legislation Programme provides for publication of the Sale of Alcohol Bill in late 2011. This Bill will update the law relating to the sale, supply and consumption of alcohol on licensed premises by repealing the Licensing Acts 1833 to 2010, as well as the Registration of Clubs Acts 1904 to 2008, and replacing them with provisions more suited to modern conditions. It will include provisions relating to the operation of nightclubs. As regards the contents of the Bill, I intend to consult with relevant interests, including the nightclub sector, before finalising its provisions.

 
Written Answers - Liquor Licensing Laws
Vol. 732 No. 4
Wednesday, 18 May 2011

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