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# Licensing

Last year
Andrea Horan: Dancing 'til dawn is a valid human pursuit - let's stop being afraid of the night
The businesswoman, campaigner and broadcaster welcomes the forthcoming changes to Ireland’s licensing laws.
All time
# opening hours
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.
# uncertainty
FAI boss insists Bray turmoil was 'unforeseeable', defends current licensing system
The association’s director of competitions Fran Gavin says they will meet with the club next week to receive assurances on its financial stability.
# legalisation
Cannabis social clubs and licensed sales: How the UK could earn £1bn in drugs tax
The Liberal Democrats have called for cannabis to be legalised.
# next step
After a global expansion, Netflix's next aim is to have the same shows everywhere
Its CEO says that “over the next five to ten years”, they will see content on Netflix consistent across all countries.
# Licensing
'If pubs are selling c**k rings, how are they going to regulate sex shops?'
Suggestions to regulate sex shops in the same way as casinos has been mooted.
# Your Say
Poll: Have your views on cannabis legalisation changed?
A number of countries have decriminalised cannabis in the past year.
# by the brooks
Thanks, Garth? Events licensing system to be re-examined in the autumn
New Tánaiste Joan Burton said today that she thinks the system needs to be updated.
# Legislation
Gun control review sparks calls for compensation schemes
A gun club association is also highlighting misinterpretation of handgun licensing legislation.
# motors
Increase of 17% in new private cars licensed in September
Volkswagen was the most popular make of new vehicle licensed in September.
# Driving Licence
Pharmacists claim new driving licence system will have 'devastating' effect
Pharmacists say the new credit card-style driving licence system will remove the need to get photos taken at a shop.
Irish Music Rights Organisation reports 4.2pc drop in licensing revenue
Financial report shows dip in IMRO licencing revenue, and 13 per cent increase in overseas revenue.
# nightlife
Sharp fall in nightclubs seeking late licences
The number of clubs and bars applying for opening-hours exemptions has dropped significantly since 2008.
# Paperwork
Cobh and Tralee denied First Division licences
The FAI’s licensing committee has awarded 15 Premier Division and five First Division licences for the coming season.
# 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.
# Cars
One-third more cars licensed in December 2010
Overall, over 50% more private cars were licensed in 2010 than the year before.