Licensing (Renewal of Licences) Act, 1923

Licence deemed to be transferred when trade transferred.

3.—(1) Whenever by reason of the destruction of the premises licensed by a licence to which this Act applies or for some other cause beyond the control of the licence-holder, the sale of intoxicating liquor in the licensed premises became impossible at any time since the last renewal of the licence, and the sale of intoxicating liquor has before the passing of this Act been transferred to and carried on in other premises in the same city, town, or village by the licence-holder, the licence shall for all purposes and notwithstanding any decision to the contrary given by any court before the passing of this Act, be deemed to have been validly transferred to the last mentioned premises as on and from the date on which the sale of intoxicating liquor was so transferred to such premises.

(2) In any case in which a licence is transferred by virtue of the foregoing sub-section it shall be lawful for a District Court within one year after the passing of this Act, on the application of a member of the Dublin Metropolitan Police or the Gárda Síochána not below the rank of sergeant, to order the licence-holder within a time to be named in such order to make such alterations and additions to the last mentioned premises as in the opinion of the District Justice are necessary to bring such premises into conformity with the requirements of the law relating to premises licensed for the sale of intoxicating liquors.

(3) Any person who shall fail to comply with an order of a District Court under the foregoing sub-section shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding £50 and also to a further fine not exceeding £10 for each day on which such non-compliance continues and also to have the licence forfeited.