Licensing Law

Intoxicating Liquor

At Harry McCullagh Solicitors, we are experts in the area of Licensing Law.

We act for a large number of clients in the licensed trade including bars, nightclubs, restaurants and off-licences. We cater for all their licensing requirements from obtaining new licences to transfer, renewal, sale and purchase of licensed premises.

We also deal extensively in the area of restaurant licensing to include Special Restaurant Licences which are obtained in the Circuit Court and Restaurant Certificates in the District Court.

We advise on the application and renewal of all types of intoxicating liquor licences including:

  • Wine Retailers On and Off licence
  • Beer Retailers On and Off licence
  • Spirit Retailers On and Off licence
  • All Forms of Publican’s License
  • Restaurant Certificates
  • Special Restaurant Licences
  • Hotel Licences
  • Special Exemptions
  • Occasional Licences


Gaming and Lotteries

We also provide specialised legal advice on licensing of all forms of gaming and lotteries in Ireland.

We have vast experience in Gaming and Lotteries law having been involved in recent times in a landmark Lottery Licence case Omega Leisure Limited -v- Superintendent Charles Barry, The Commissioner of An Garda Siochana, The Minister for Justice and Equality, Ireland and the Attorney General [2012] IEHC 23 which effectively affirmed the law relating to commercial bingo activity in the State.

We advise on all relevant areas of gaming and lotteries law including:

  • Casinos
  • Software and Gaming Equipment (Fixed Odds Betting Terminals – FOBT’S).
  • Lotteries, Competitions and Promotions
  • Franchise Models
  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Licensing
  • Intellectual Property
  • Agency Agreements

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