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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 92 - Alcohol sales [5141/15]. (04 Feb 2015)

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92. Deputy Seán Kenny asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding the sale of alcohol on Good Friday; the reasons for the continued prohibition of the sale of alcohol on this day; her plans to permit the sale of alcohol on Good Friday; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5141/15]

 

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): The statutory provisions restricting the sale of alcohol on Good Friday, which have historical origins, will be examined in the context of the forthcoming Sale of Alcohol Bill. This Bill will update the law relating to the sale, supply and consumption of alcohol in licensed premises and will provide an opportunity for reviewing statutory restrictions on alcohol sales. The Bill will repeal the Licensing Acts 1833 to 2011, and the Registration of Clubs Acts 1904 to 2008, and replace them with streamlined and updated provisions.

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