A central database of alcohol licences in Northern Ireland could be introduced following the most comprehensive changes to liquor licensing laws since 1996.
Published 8 June 2021
Outdoor pubs and restaurants which fail to take public health guidelines seriously following the reopening of the hospitality sector this Friday could lose their licences next year, a Belfast lawyer has warned.
Published 28 April 2021
Legislation to modernise Northern Ireland's liquor licensing laws has been introduced in the Assembly.
Published 20 October 2020
Some restrictions on the sale of alcohol in pubs and nightclubs are set to be relaxed under new proposed liquor licensing legislation.
Published 17 July 2020
Cathy Colton, partner at Carson McDowell, considers the legal pitfalls for businesses considering changes to licensed premises following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.
Published 16 June 2020
Police are preparing enforcement action for alleged licensing law breaches against a pub which has been delivering pints of Guinness during the lockdown.
Published 20 April 2020
New laws aimed at removing alcohol advertising from the "day-to-day lives" of children have come into effect.
Published 13 November 2019
A new consultation on the law relating to the retail sale and supply of alcoholic drinks in Northern Ireland has been launched.
Published 16 October 2019
Northern Ireland businesses have called for "wide reaching, comprehensive" reforms to licensing laws in order to support local producers.
Published 17 April 2019