Patk. Belton, Applicant

Judgment Date01 January 1939
Date01 January 1939
CourtCircuit Court
(Cir. Ct.),
Patk. Belton

New licence - Newly licensed premises found unsuitable by licensee - Transfer of licence to adjoining premises - Underlying policy of the Act - Licensing (Ir.) Act, 1902 (2 Edw. 7, c. 18), ss. 4, 6.

Where a licence has been granted to A. under s. 4 of the Licensing (Ir.) Act, 1902, nothing in the section or in the Act prevents A. having a new licence granted him under s. 4 for premises adjoining the premises already licensed in substitution for the licence granted since 1902. The underlying policy of the Licensing (Ir.) Act, 1902, is the prevention of any increase in the number of licensed premises and also the redistribution of the licences to meet...

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