Finance Act, 1989

Repeal and amendment of provisions relating to refreshment house licences.

50.—(1) Each enactment specified in column (2) of Part II of the Seventh Schedule is hereby repealed to the extent specified in column (3) of that Schedule.

(2) In the Refreshment Houses (Ireland) Act, 1860

(a) section 6 is hereby amended by the deletion of all the words from “; and the resident, owner, tenant, or occupier” down to and including “Parliamentary census”, and the said section 6, as so amended, is set out in the Table to this section,

(b) the provisions of section 13 shall apply and have effect as if the references therein to a person licensed to keep a refreshment house were references to a person who keeps a refreshment house,

(c) the powers of entry into refreshment houses and premises belonging thereto conferred by section 20 shall, notwithstanding this section, apply and have effect in relation to refreshment houses and such premises as if the said refreshment houses were licensed refreshment houses as referred to in the said section 20 and that section shall be construed accordingly,

(d) the provisions of section 42 shall apply and have effect as if the reference therein to any shop, house, premises or place licensed for refreshment, resort and entertainment were a reference to any shop, house, premises or place kept for refreshment, resort and entertainment.

(3) This section shall come into operation on the 1st day of April, 1990.


6. All houses, rooms, shops, or buildings kept open for public refreshment, resort, and entertainment at any time between the hours of ten of the clock at night and seven of the clock of the following morning, not being licensed for the sale of beer, cider, wine, or spirits respectively, shall be deemed refreshment houses within this Act.