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€300 court fee for bar extensions waived until April

25 Jan 2022 / regulation Print

€300 court fee for a late bar waived until April

Court fees and associated excise duty relating to special exemptions orders (SEOs) will be waived until the end of April.

This follows a previous waiver that was in place from October to end-December 2021.

Nightclubs and late bars need to obtain an SEO from the District Court every time they want to trade past normal trading hours.

Opening hours

SEOs permit extended opening hours until 2.30am.

The court fee each time is €300 and an excise duty of €110 per application is also payable to Revenue.

Making the announcement (21 January) Justice minister Helen McEntee said the measure was designed to help the night-time economy get back on its feet.

It will be still necessary for the SEO court application to be made and the order to be obtained by the licensed premises

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