Thursday, 2 October 2014
Department of Justice and Equality
Alcohol Sales Legislation
108. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if a person (details supplied) in County Clare may change their existing six day licence to a seven day licence and the way this person may change this; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37417/14]
The position is that section 19 of the Intoxicating Liquor Act 2000 made provision for the upgrading of restricted licences, including six-day licences, under certain conditions, including a specific condition that applications to the Revenue Commissioners for such upgrading be made within one year of the entry into force of that Act. Notwithstanding the upgrading scheme in 2000, I understand that a small number of restricted licences remain in existence and I intend to provide a further opportunity to upgrade these remaining licences in the Sale of Alcohol Bill which forms part of the Government's Legislation Programme published on 17 September 2014.