GENERAL EXEMPTION ORDERS
1. (1) An application for a general exemption order pursuant to section 4 of the Intoxicating Liquor Act, 1927, as amended by section 10 of the Intoxicating Liquor Act, 1960, section 15 of the Intoxicating Liquor Act, 1962 and section 5 of the Intoxicating Liquor Act, 2008, may be made at a sitting of the court for the court area in which the premises for which the order is sought are situate. The application shall be made at the Annual Licensing Court.
Form of Notice
(2) Such application shall be preceded by the issue and service of a notice in the appropriate form (Form 72.1 or 72.2, Schedule C, as the case may be) signed by the applicant or solicitor for the applicant.
Service of notice
(3) Such notice shall be served upon the officer in charge of the Garda Síochána for the area in which the premises to which the application relates are situate at least seven days before the date of hearing of the application.
Lodgment of notice
(4) When service has been effected the original of such notice, together with a statutory declaration as to service thereof, shall be lodged with the clerk at least four days before the date of such hearing.
Order of court
In force to Annual Licensing Court
1(6) Every such order shall, unless withdrawn in pursuance of sub-section (6) of section 4 of the Intoxicating Liquor Act, 1927, or expressed to expire sooner, remain in force until the next Annual Licensing Court for the court area in which the premises are situate.
Prohibited premises and days
22. A general exemption order shall not be granted in respect of premises unless a general exemption order was in force in respect of the premises on 30 May 2008, or for any time on any Sunday, St. Patrick’s Day or Christmas Day.
1 Intoxicating Liquor Act, 1960 (section 10)
2 Intoxicating Liquor Act, 1927 (section 4(7) as amended by section 5 of the Intoxicating Liquor Act, 2008)