"Nightclubs are facing the introduction of earlier closing times as part of the Government’s Liquor Licensing Bill 2008. This Bill, expected to be introduced before July 3rd 2008, will close every late night venue, nationwide, at 2.30am 6 nights a week, and at the earlier hour of 1am on Sundays. These will be the latest possible opening hours, with even earlier closing times in various counties / districts...
The nightclub industry opposes these proposals and is instead seeking :
- The introduction of a Nightclub Permit, to properly regulate the industry.
- The introduction of Sequential Closing [ pubs/late bars would close at a defined time, and nightclubs would close at a later defined time ] . This staggered closing approach, reduces the risks of public disorder that arises when all late night venues are emptied at the same time.
- Sunday closing times to be the same as every other night of the week.
- And to be allowed entertain our customers for a period after we have stopped serving alcohol."
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