Licensing Act (Ireland) 1874

Constable to enter on premises for enforcement of Act.

23. Any constable may, for the purpose of preventing or detecting the violation of any of the provisions of the principal Act or this Act which it is his duty to enforce, at all times enter on any licensed premises and on any premises kept by a spirit grocer, and on any premises in respect of which an occasional license is in force.

Every person who, by himself, or by any person in his employ or acting by his direction or with his consent, refuses or fails to admit any constable in the execution of his duty demanding to enter in pursuance of this section, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding for the first offence five pounds, and not exceeding for the second and every subsequent offence ten pounds.