Publican's Licence

Overview

A Publican’s Licence allows the holder to sell alcohol for consumption both on and off their premises. It will not be granted for any premises where it is intended to sell alcohol for consumption off the premises only.

Licence categories covering Public Houses (pubs) are:

  • Publican's Licence (7-Day Ordinary)
  • Publican's Licence (6-Day)
  • Publican's Licence (6-Day & Early Closing)

Other licences in the Publican’s category include:

  • Hotel Licence
  • Publican's Licence (Ordinary) Theatre
  • Publican's Licence (Ordinary) Holiday Camp
  • Publican's Licence (Ordinary) Greyhound Racetrack
  • Publican's Licence (Ordinary) Horse Racecourse
  • Publican's Licence (Ordinary) Railway Refreshment Rooms Licence
  • Publican's Licence (Ordinary) Bog Premises.

Queries on any of the last 5 licence categories should be directed to the National Excise Licence Office, as specific regulation and costs apply.

The licensing period is from 1 October to 30 September. This licence will expire on 30 September each year regardless of the issue date.

The cost of a first Pub Licence is €250.

Renewal cost is based on the previous turnover of the business. The cost where a licence is transferred to a new trader is also based on the previous turnover of the business.

Next: First application for a Publican's Licence