Intoxicating Liquor Act, 1988

Grant of special restaurant licence.

9.—(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Acts, where a person (in this section referred to as the applicant) who is the owner and occupier of a restaurant applies to the Revenue Commissioners in that behalf, the Revenue Commissioners shall, provided that the applicant—

(a) produces to them a certificate of the Circuit Court given to that applicant under section 8 of this Act in respect of the restaurant, and

(b) pays to them a fee of £3,000, or such other amount as may stand specified for the time being in regulations made by the Minister after consultation with the Minister for Tourism and Transport,

grant to the applicant a special restaurant licence in respect of the restaurant.

(2) Upon the grant of a special restaurant licence under this section, any licence, and any existing restaurant certificate, held or granted under the Acts, in respect of the restaurant to which the special restaurant licence relates, shall cease to have effect, and no other such licence or restaurant certificate may be granted in respect of those premises while the special restaurant licence is in force.