Licensing (Ireland) Act 1902

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1902 c. 18

Licensing (Ireland) Act, 1902

(2 Edw. 7.) CHAPTER 18.

An Act to amend the Law relating to issue of Licences for the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors in Ireland.

[31st July 1902]

B E it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

S-1 Extent and title of Act.

1 Extent and title of Act.

1. This Act shall extend to Ireland only, and may be cited as theLicensing (Ireland) Act, 1902.

S-2 Provision against the issue of new licences.

2 Provision against the issue of new licences.

2. From and after the passing of this Act, no licence shall be granted for the sale of intoxicating liquors, whether for consumption on or off the premises, except—

(1) For premises which are now licensed or which were licensed at any time since the first day of January one thousand nine hundred and two; or

(2) For an hotel, which expression shall refer to a house containing at least ten apartments set apart and used exclusively for the sleeping accommodation of travellers, and having no public bar for the sale of intoxicating liquors; or

(3) For a railway refreshment room.

S-3 Expiring leases.

3 Expiring leases.

3. Where, by reason of the expiration of a lease, a licence for the sale of intoxicating liquors for consumption on the premises comprised in the lease is extinguished or surrendered, the licensing authority may, notwithstanding anything in this Act, grant a licence for suitable premises in the immediate vicinity of the premises to which the licence so extinguished or surrendered was attached.

S-4 Limit as to population.

4 Limit as to population.

4. Where, owing to increase in population, there is a growth or extension of any city or town, and the licensing authority are satisfied that the restrictions in this Act on the granting of licences may be relaxed, they may grant a licence to any applicant, notwithstanding that the same would be otherwise forbidden by this Act; provided that such licence shall be granted only for premises situate in the parish in which such increase in population has taken place, and in substitution for an existing licence or licences held in respect of premises situate within the city or town, as the case may be, comprising the whole or any part of the parish.

S-5 Limit as to valuation of licensed premises.

5 Limit as to valuation...

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