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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# opening hours

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2022
# opening hours
Legislation allowing nightclubs stay open later will be ready this year, says Varadkar
The Tánaiste says Ireland’s nightlife will match other European cities.
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New plan could lead to ‘rebirth’ of Irish nightlife, says minister
Minister Catherine Martin said the plan was about ‘taking back our nights’.
# 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.
# 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.
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Older people enjoy dedicated shopping sessions at supermarkets
Iceland, Tesco and Lidl introduced the initiative amid incidents of stockpiling as the nation grapples with the coronavirus outbreak
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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.
# time please
Nightclub and pub opening hours are 'archaic' and need to be reformed, says Taoiseach
Leo Varadkar says tourists to Dublin often find Irish night life ‘disappointing’.
# France
France to look at laws curbing Sunday shopping
Under French law, Sunday is a mandatory day off – but critics say it’s putting the nation at a competitive disadvantage.
# cutting costs
Referendum will save €600k by opening polls for two hours fewer than usual
Polls usually open from 7am but this time around they won’t open until 9am.
# Ulster Bank
36 Ulster Bank branches open today as problems continue
The bank will continue to open this weekend as it says it expects the vast majority of customers to return to normal service after next week.
# Ulster Bank
Ulster Bank to open again this Sunday as Central Bank expresses concern
Some branches will stay open this weekend in an attempt to clear the payments backlog.
# Gremlins
Some Ulster Bank branches remain open today as problems continue
One TD has warned that the problems at the bank could turn into a ‘more serious crisis’ if it is not fully resolved in the next 48 hours.
# opening hours
Pub could escape 'lock-in' prosecution... as laws aren't in Irish
Donegal GAA captain Anthony Molloy’s bar is the third to employ an apparent loophole in Ireland’s legal system.