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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# nightlife

This year
2023
# nightlife
Longer drinking hours could harm public health, committee warned
An Oireachtas committee heard from public health organisations that deal with alcohol-related harm.
Last year
2022
# nightlife
Donnelly says he raised health concerns about relaxing alcohol licensing laws
It was earlier reported that health concerns about expanding the hours when alcohol can be sold were not shared at Cabinet.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you stay out later if pubs and nightclubs extended their hours?
Cabinet will soon be asked to approve legislation allowing pubs and nightclubs to open later in the night.
# night-time economy
Covid blamed for delays to plan promising Irish nightlife revival
The spread of Covid-19 last December is being blamed for the delay.
All time
# nightlife
Spanish bars and nightclubs face alcohol shortages as Covid-19 restrictions lift
Popular names like Beefeater gin, Absolut vodka and Patron tequila are in short supply.
# 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.
# 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.
# nightlife
New plan could lead to ‘rebirth’ of Irish nightlife, says minister
Minister Catherine Martin said the plan was about ‘taking back our nights’.
# 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.
# Your Say
Poll: Is it a good idea to extend pub and club opening hours?
The justice minister has said some of the current rules are decades old and need to be modernised.
# 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.
# 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.
# story of my bar
'For the quiet gigs you can hear a pin drop': How The Roundy in Cork makes magic with music
The iconic Cork space has changed a lot in the last decade.
# just the one
16 photos that sum up Irish nightlife before Christmas... as captured by Instagram users
‘Tis the season.
# 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.
# Your Say
Poll: Should some venues get 24-hour licences?
Amsterdam has granted them to a number of venues.
# Pattani
1 dead and dozens injured as car bomb explodes in Thai nightlife district
The latest blast struck late last night outside a hotel in Pattani, a southern province battered by a long-running rebellion.
# Killarney
13 things anyone who has been out in Killarney will understand
It’s a fine old place.
# old-age discos
'If a regular suddenly stops coming, it usually means he or she has died'
Thousands of retired South Koreans are hitting the dance floors at special discos for the elderly.
# friday friday
7 reasons you're an absolute boss for staying in this Friday night
Keep on keepin’ on that sofa.
# see yiz in coppers
12 reasons why Coppers is such a bizarre national phenomenon
Coppers a feel, what?
# screen dreams
Cork publican builds 35-seater cinema upstairs in his pub
Pint and a film? Count us in.
# the jacks
9 people you'll definitely run into in the nightclub toilets
Em, your new best friend, for one thing.
# JOMO
The 10 stages of JOMO you’ll experience from the sofa tonight
Pure and utter JOY.
# smell off ya
7 distinctive smells of the Irish night out
Don’t turn your nose up, pal. You’ve almost certainly smelled – and created – every SINGLE one.
# for your health
Coppers is launching a special "Nurses' Card"
Let’s hear it for the nurses!
# new years revolution
Here are the reasons why Dry January is the smart choice
Having trouble convincing everyone? Haters to the left.
# nobody does it better
8 of the most sexy Irish aphrodisiacs
Oh baby.
# your round
9 dear friends you DON’T want to go on a night out with
We love you, but please stay at home.
# pursuit of possibilities
The Blagger’s Guide to a Night Out
Want to fluke yourself into an access all areas night out? Read this first.
# pursuit of possibilities
The 8 stages of procrastination
If you’re procrastinating by reading this article, stop it right now. Wait, actually, don’t.
# pursuit of possibilities
6 little things you’ll never regret doing
YOLO and all that. Trust us.
# pursuit of possibilities
7 people whose plans didn’t exactly work out
They tried, God love them. They tried.
# sponsored by jameson
The 7 best friends to go on a night out with
Like the Seven Dwarves, except with more getting the rounds in.
Voices
Column: The ‘night economy’ is crucial to the survival of Irish towns
Pubs and restaurants need proper support – and safe streets – if town centres are to thrive, writes Richard Guiney.
# Tap Water
Monaghan nightclub refuses tap water to patrons to discourage 'drug use'
Vanity Nightclub says it won’t give out free water to customers as it prides itself on being a “drug free zone”.
Voices
Column: Why do people try so hard with someone who's not interested?
There’s no law against going on the pull, but drunken suitors who can’t take a hint can spoil a good night out, writes Lisa McInerney.
# nightlife
Sharp fall in nightclubs seeking late licences
The number of clubs and bars applying for opening-hours exemptions has dropped significantly since 2008.
# Slainte
US blogger is told: 'The only women Irish men buy drinks for are prostitutes'
American blogger Mollie reckons the Irish fellas are not all that when it comes to getting them in, she was even told the reason why. But is she right?
# Assault
Teenager arrested over Temple Bar assaults
Four people were injured, two seriously, in the attacks by a gang of men late at night.