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Wednesday 7 June 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Nightclubs

This year
# Justice Committee
NTA: Bus timetables will have to change because of later pub and club hours
The Oireachtas Justice Committee will be discussing the General Scheme of the Sale of Alcohol Bill today.
Last year
Almost half of people think allowing nightclubs to stay open until 6am is a bad idea
A report by
Hayley Halpin
The Cabinet approved legislation last month that would allow nightclubs to stay open until 6am.
The Cabinet approved legislation last month that would allow nightclubs to stay open until 6am. If the legislation is passed by the Oireachtas, the changes are likely to be enacted next year.
More than half of people think later opening hours for pubs is a good idea.
Doctors' group warns longer pub opening hours are 'regressive and harmful'
Licensing changes to allow nightclubs open until 6am and pubs open until 12.30am by summer 2023
Doctors' group warns longer pub opening hours are 'regressive and harmful'
Proposed new laws would allow pubs open from 10.30am to 12.30am, seven days a week, while nightclubs could open until 6am.
# open all hours
Licensing changes to allow nightclubs open until 6am and pubs open until 12.30am by summer 2023
While venues will be prohibited from serving alcohol after 5am, dancing will continue until closing time.
# Your Say
Poll: Is it a good idea to extend pub and club opening hours?
New proposals will allow clubs to stay open until 6am.
# going out
Poll: Do you want nightclubs to stay open later?
Legislation allowing nightclubs to stay open later will be ready this year, Leo Varadkar said yesterday.
All time
# Covid-19
New Year parties given go-ahead in England as UK splits over Omicron controls
Boris Johnson said there would be no restrictions introduced before January.
# Your story
Work in the live events or nightlife industry? Tell us how the Covid-19 restrictions have affected you
We want to hear your stories about how the restrictions since March 2020 have impacted your work life.
# covid surge
'This is loo-lah': Sharp criticism of midnight closure for nightclubs
The measure comes into force from tomorrow, meaning tonight is the last night nightclubs can open past midnight.
# nightlife
Revised nightclub regulations: Isolation rooms and one-metre social distance in bar queues
Late-night venues will need to have the ticketing system ready for customers tomorrow.
# covid pass
75% of pubs, restaurants and nightclubs 'fully compliant' with rules over Bank Holiday weekend
HSE officers inspected 500 premises, while HSA inspectors carried out 123 inspections.
# Nightclubs
Pubs will not need to use ticketing system for seated performances, department confirms
All nightclub events must be ticketed from next week, but bars and pubs with live music are exempted if people are seated.
# reopening rules
'When were you last in a nightclub, Taoiseach?': Calls for clarity on new rules as talks resume
Tourism Minister Catherine Martin says a solution will be found in the next 24 hours.
It was confirmed yesterday that nightclubs will be allowed to reopen as planned this Friday, 22 October.
However, sectoral guidance is still being developed for the industry.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he accepts that the sector "need clarity".
At a glance: What are the new reopening plans?
Taoiseach: Nightclubs and late bars can open from Friday but with Covid certs in place
# Your Say
Poll: Would you be happy to go to a nightclub in the next few months?
Nightclubs are set to reopen this Friday.
Nightclubs seeking guarantee they'll be at 100% capacity for the big reopening
A report by
Rónán Duffy
The department says there are “positive” signs due to vaccination rates but a final decision still needs to be taken.
The October bank holiday weekend is set to see nightclubs reopen for the first time in 19 months.
Last week, a pilot event had a 60% capacity crowd but restrictions are set to lift in two weeks.
Promoters have said now is the time for the government to confirm that this will happen.
# Button Factory
Nightclubs are back tonight – here's how the government's pilot event will work
Social distancing won’t be required at the event but a vaccine pass and a negative antigen test will be needed to get in.
Social distancing won't be required at the event.
People will need their Digital Covid Cert and a negative antigen test to get in.
It's hoped the gig will inform the reopening on 22 October.
# time please
Longer opening hours for pubs and nightclubs under new laws, as publicans call for 5am closing time
A memo gone to Cabinet today sets out that the country’s licensing laws need to be updated as some date back to the 19th century.
# Live Music
Electric Picnic organisers and nightlife group call for reopening plans for sector
Laois County Council decided not to grant a licence for the festival yesterday.
Laois County Council yesterday refused to grant a licence to Electric Picnic.
Organisers of the festival say ticket-holders will be contacted over the next week.
Give Us the Night group wrote to government members calling for non-socially distanced trial events next month.
# England
Johnson faces backlash over plans to make vaccine passports compulsory for nightclubs
The announcement came on the day such venues in England were allowed to reopen.
# Freedom Day
Nightclubs reopen their doors as last remaining Covid-19 restrictions lifted in England
Legal mandates covering the wearing of masks and working from home have been scrapped.
# Freedom Day
England may need to delay its roadmap to normality, but only for 'a couple of weeks'
Of 126 people admitted to hospital with the Indian variant, just three had had both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.
# Nightclubs
The Globe bar planned to be turned into retail outlet as An Bord Pleanála approves Central Hotel revamp
The Rí-Rá nightclub space is to become a ‘speak-easy’ under the approved plans.
# nightlife
Longer opening hours for nightclubs and changes to alcohol licensing under plan by Justice Minister
Minister Helen McEntee is set to unveil the plans later this week.
# cocktail of measures
Publicans dismiss €16 million government support package for pubs as 'crumbs'
Pubs that don’t serve food were to reopen on Monday but that now won’t happen.
# Silent discos
Chief medical officer says it is unlikely nightclubs will be able to reopen 'anytime soon'
It comes as publicans continue to express concerns at the delayed reopening of pubs until 10 August at the earliest.
# opening hours
Any change to pub opening hours would need to be considered 'very, very carefully', says minister
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said nightclub and pub opening hours need to be reformed and brought more in line with other cities in Europe.
# irish nightlife
Consultation to take place on whether Ireland's nightclub opening hours should be updated
Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan is “very keen” to open up a consultation with stakeholders.
# Ireland's drug use
Drug-testing roll out at music festivals and nightclubs to be examined by expert group
Drug-testing is available in a number of other European countries.
# Drug use
Pill testing kits, chill-out rooms and free water: How to reduce harm from taking drugs in nightclubs
A new European guide on responding to drug problems was released today.
# Brazil
Rio nightlife is suffering due to surge in robberies
The Brazilian government has sent almost 10,000 troops to help the police in Rio de Janeiro state.
# down the o
18 memories of the Ozone everyone who was ever there will recognise
Goin O 2nite?
# Your Say
Poll: Should some venues get 24-hour licences?
Amsterdam has granted them to a number of venues.
# free in
15 times Irish nightclubs proved they are the most wonderful places
“Serious spot for shifting and beering.”
# shifting and drifting
This girl has been photobombing couples shifting for two whole years
Doing the Lord’s work.
# pieta
A Galway gal just came up with the perfect solution to creepy lads in clubs
Will also work on creeps of any gender, FYI.
# shoe goo
10 little things about going 'out out' that annoy every gal
You’d stay home, but you’re not a quitter.
# see yiz in etc
The owners of Coppers are sitting on an absolute treasure trove of cash
We’re in the wrong business.
# Yeah Yeah Funky Yeah
8 questionable club nights that could only happen in Ireland
We like to party. We like, we like to party…
# mr taxi man
11 things you should never do to a taxi driver again
# Fat Frog
9 alcohol sins you'll see on every Irish student night
Ah… multicoloured vomit.