Intoxicating Liquor Act 2003

Prohibition of entertainment during drinking-up time.

12.—(1) Section 7 (drinking-up time) of the Act of 1962 is amended by the insertion of the following subsections:

“(3) A licensee shall not provide or permit entertainment to be provided during the period of thirty minutes referred to in subsections (1) and (2).

(4) Any licensee who contravenes subsection (3) is guilty of an offence under this section and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding—

(a) for a first offence, €1,500, or

(b) for a second or any subsequent offence, €2,000.”.

(2) The reference in subsection (1) to section 7 of the Intoxicating Liquor Act 1962 is to that section as amended by section 27 of the Intoxicating Liquor Act 1988 and section 8 of the Intoxicating Liquor Act 2000 .