On the 26 May 2015 further sections of the Deregulation Act, 2015 were brought into effect.
As a consequence, Section 148 of the Licensing Act 2003 which made it a criminal offence to sell liqueur confectionary to a person under sixteen has been abolished. Also, the requirement on a Premises Licence Holder to report the loss of theft of a Licence to the Police before applying for a replacement copy has been removed.
Additionally, the number of temporary event notices that may be given in relation to the same premises in any calendar year increases from twelve to fifteen albeit that this will only apply to events in 2016. The limit for events in 2015 remains at twelve.
For further information, please contact Andrew Cochrane.