Intoxicating Liquor (General) Act, 1924



Restrictions on the sale of methylated spirits.

28.—(1) The sale of methylated spirits between the hours of nine o'clock in the evening of Saturday and nine o'clock on the following Monday morning is hereby prohibited.

(2) The sale of methylated spirits by retail to any person—

(a) whose name and address are not either previously known to the seller or vouched for by some person previously known to him, or

(b) who does not state the purpose for which he requires such spirits,

is hereby prohibited.

(3) Every retailer of methylated spirits shall at the time of the sale by him of any quantity of such spirits by retail, record in a book to be kept by him for that purpose—

(a) the name and address of the purchaser;

(b) the purposes for which the purchaser stated he required the spirits;

(c) the quantity of spirits so sold;

(d) the date of the sale.

(4) Any excise officer or police constable may at any time inspect and take extracts from the book kept by a retailer of methylated spirits pursuant to the foregoing sub-section, and may for that purpose enter the premises of any such retailer.

(5) Every person who shall sell any methylated spirits—

(a) at any time during which the sale thereof is prohibited by this section, or

(b) to any person to whom the sale of methylated spirits is prohibited by this section, or

(c) without recording in such book as aforesaid the particulars prescribed by this section,

and every person who shall obstruct any officer of excise or any police constable in the exercise of his rights of inspection and taking extracts under this section shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of not less than ten pounds nor more than one hundred pounds.

(6) Any sale of methylated spirits on the premises of a retailer of methylated spirits shall for the purposes of this section be deemed to have been made by such retailer.

(7) In this section the expression “police constable” includes any member of the Dublin Metropolitan Police and any member of the Gárda Síochána.