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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answers 305 & 353 - Proposed legislation [alcohol] [45156/15 & 45358/15]. (15 Dec 2015)

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305. Deputy Peter Mathews asked the Minister for Justice and Equality in respect of the Intoxicating Liquor (General) Act 1924, her plans to repeal the provision banning the sale of alcohol on Good Friday; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45156/15]

 

353. Deputy Eric Byrne asked the Minister for Justice and Equality her views on a matter (details supplied) in relation to licensing laws; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45358/15]

 

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I propose to take Questions Nos. 305 and 353 together.

 

I had intended that the statutory provisions restricting the sale of alcohol on Good Friday, which have historical origins, would be examined in the context of the forthcoming Sale of Alcohol Bill which will update the law relating to the sale, supply and consumption of alcohol in licensed premises by repealing the Licensing Acts 1833 to 2011, and the Registration of Clubs Acts 1904 to 2008, and replacing them with streamlined and updated provisions. However drafting of that complex Bill has been delayed and I am, therefore, at present considering whether it may be possible to proceed with a number of pressing reforms to the Licensing Acts in a separate Bill in the New Year. Provisions relating to alcohol sales on Good Friday would fall to be considered in that context.

Item Type
Dail Debates
Publication Type
Irish-related
Drug Type
Alcohol
Intervention Type
Policy
Date
15 December 2015
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