Intoxicating Liquor Act, 1988

Regulations in respect of restaurant standards.

12.—(1) The Minister for Tourism and Transport may, with the consent of the Minister, make regulations prescribing the standards to be complied with in restaurants for the purposes of the granting or the renewal by the Board of a Bord Fáilte Certificate.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) of this section, regulations under this section may make provision for all or any of the following matters—

(a) the maximum accommodation in such restaurants,

(b) the maximum accommodation in waiting areas in such restaurants,

(c) the standards to be complied with in such restaurants in relation to—

(i) equipment and furnishing,

(ii) management and staff,

(iii) catering, and

(iv) hygiene,

(d) the inspection, and certification, of such restaurants by the Board and the fees to be payable in respect of such inspection or certification,

(e) any other matter which the Minister for Tourism and Transport considers to be necessary or desirable.