Licensing law

At Stephen Walsh & Company, we have considerable experience acting for hoteliers, publicans, restaurateurs and nightclub owners. We also advise on other licensing matters such as lotteries and raffles as well as auctioneers’ licences.

We provide expert advice as well as practical guidance and assistance to steer clients through the complex maze which makes up the licensing code in Ireland.

It is very important that any business which is involved with the sale of alcohol be fully familiar with the legal requirements which affect them. The issues might range from such matters as permitted opening hours and obligations in relation to under-age drinking, to the purchase of licensed premises such as a hotel, pub or off-licence, an application for a new licence or an extension to an existing licensed premises.

“Stephen Walsh & Co. Solicitors carried out important licensing work for our Resort at Avon Ri. Their advice and expertise was greatly appreciated. I worked with Stephen on the project and he had an in-depth knowledge of licensing law and was always accessible when we needed him. I would not hesitate to recommend the firm.”
Director, Avon Ri Resort

Our expertise extends to:

  • Hotels
  • Public Bars
  • Off-licences
  • Restaurants
  • Nightclubs
  • Clubs
  • Dance Licenses
  • Special Exemptions
  • Music & Singing Licences
  • Transfers
  • Hotel or Public Bar extensions
  • Objections
  • Lotteries & promotion of raffles
  • Auctioneer’s Licence


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