No Garda objections to Limerick pub licences

Mike Dwane

Reporter:

Mike Dwane

GARDAI have made no objections to any of over 100 Limerick businesses to apply at the District Court for pub, restaurant and dance licences for the coming year.

GARDAI have made no objections to any of over 100 Limerick businesses to apply at the District Court for pub, restaurant and dance licences for the coming year.

An application for a dance licence for Peter Clohessy’s The Sin Bin was briefly adjourned after solicitor Aisling Carr, Holmes O’Malley Sexton, said the insurance policy would have to be amended to meet what Judge Eugene O’Kelly said was the minimum €6.5 million public liability required by the court in respect of niteclubs. Ms Carr told Judge O’Kelly that the necessary changes had been made and the licence was granted subject to fire officer’s conditions.

An application for the Carlton Castletroy Park Hotel was adjourned to November 9 after solicitor Muiris Gavin said the sale of the property was due to be complete on October 12. The premises had the necessary insurance up to that date. Judge O’Kelly said he wanted to see details of insurance beyond that date should the sale not be completed.

An application to renew the pub licence at the South Court Hotel was made by the property’s joint receiver, David Hughes of Ernst and Young.

Sgt Donal Cronin said the state had no objection to the application as long as Mr Hughes was familiar with the licensing laws.

The accountant said the business was being operated through a management company that was in place at the time of his appointment as receiver. The same general manager and the same staff remained in place. Judge O’Kelly awarded the licence, again subject to fire officer’s conditions.

An application by Aubar’s, Thomas Street, for a pub licence was the subject of an objection from a neighbour, Christina Kirwan.

Judge O’Kelly said he would hear the objection on November 8.