The Health Service Executive (HSE) has advised practitioners of updated arrangements for notifications required under licensing legislation.
The notification process will now differ, depending on whether the application for a licence is being made to the Courts Service or Revenue.
Under section 4 of the Public Health (Alcohol) Act 2018, applicants for the grant or renewal of a pub or club licence must notify the HSE’s National Environmental Health Service in writing of their intention to apply one month in advance of doing so.
The HSE says that it has now been added as a notice party to the Courts Service’s CSOL online system.
Notice must be served on the principal environmental health officer for the area in which the premises are situated.
Notifications can also be sent by post. Notifications will not receive an acknowledgement from the HSE.
Applicants to Revenue can now notify the HSE on its online portal, but this cannot be used if the application requires a court certificate.
Updated information on the changes is available on the HSE website.