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Pubs and Clubs to get longer opening hours

  • 25-10-2022 12:44pm
    Registered Users Posts: 6,535 ✭✭✭MrMusician18

    So pubs are going to be given a license to operate every night until 12:30 and clubs until 6am it appears. While I don't particularly have an issue with this - though I do question the wisdom of having very late clubs (though that's somewhat moot as they are a dying breed anyway), what I am wondering is how policymakers can square this policy of making alcohol more available whilst at the same time operating a minimum unit pricing model.

    To be honest, it seems grossly unfair on the consumer that pubs and clubs are given this special treatment while the man with a can is punished.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,775 ✭✭✭hawkwing


  • Registered Users Posts: 116 ✭✭MunsterM

    I thought the changes were only to opening times for pubs/clubs. It would be good if the shop hours changed also.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,169 ✭✭✭Pauliedragon

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,267 ✭✭✭GiftofGab

    Anybody know any decent bars in Dublin City to go to on a Tuesday night. Preferably some place with an atmosphere, open late and is not coppers or diceys.

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,025 ✭✭✭✭Larbre34

    And what about when that State underfunds policing, as it clearly already does in relation to Dublin City centre (and plenty others no doubt) and a small percentage of pissed gobshytes fall out of said Clubs at 5 and 6am and subject poor buggers that have the misfortune to live and work near them to further so-called anti-social behaviour?

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,909 ✭✭✭Hodors Appletart

    the biggest thing here is not the hours, it's the eventual doing away with of the "extinguishment" system

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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,521 ✭✭✭✭Strumms

    thats my take. We’ll need not just more Gardai working late at night but more Gardai overall.

    would have been handy for me about 7 years ago when I was working and finishing late but..

    Government have to be looking after their publican mates, families and the ‘industry’.

    id say every Garda and a&e worker and a broader spectrum of medical professionals are just reading this news going ‘ffs, bunch of ****’..

    A real stupid decision.

    i remember Thursdays used to be late drinking about 20 years ago ? Why didn’t they just reinstate that ?

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,342 ✭✭✭Bigmac1euro

    Likely to have the opposite effect if young lads aren’t beating the brakes off each other because they all rolled out onto the street at the same time.

    also who stays out late on a Thursday when our overlords set the working hours 9-5 Mon-Fri for the majority of people.

    There’s no Garda presence on the street anyway and the little Garda that are this will just make things easier as the ending time of clubs will be staggered.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,535 ✭✭✭MrMusician18

    Isn't typical hospital shift change at 7am, so you won't have a&e staff that would otherwise have missed out getting to the club after work.

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,521 ✭✭✭✭Strumms

    It will spread it over time yeah. But increase the numbers drastically is my guess. Because more people will be out

    I do particularly take the point about late workers / unsociable shift workers of which I was one for a long time but i think people accepting those jobs / shifts are aware that pub possibilities are curtailed…I used to keep a few bottles of 1664 in the fridge for when I got back at 2.30 am or whatever. Not party time but it was a nice way to unwind.

  • Registered Users Posts: 22,058 ✭✭✭✭breezy1985

    8am in my experience but ya I was just speaking broadly of late workers. If I had my way drink would be 24 hours like the UK.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,233 ✭✭✭thefallingman

    the problem is the coke people are taking to stay awake till all hours

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,535 ✭✭✭MrMusician18

    I believe the thinking behind this is that it will revitalise nightlife, but that fundamentally misses why venues are struggling.

    They struggle, not because they are not open long enough but because people aren't going to them at all. Dating apps have fundamentally destroyed their raison d'etre and they are too expensive.

    Being open longer doesn't change either of those facts.

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