Hotel Licences

Hotels operate under a publican’s licence. A hotel is defined for licensing purposes as a “house containing at least 10 or, if situated in a county borough, at least 20 apartments and used exclusively for the sleeping accommodation of travelers, and having no public bar for the sale of intoxicating liquor”. There is a requirement in law for a hotel to be registered in the Register of Hotels maintained by Fáilte Ireland. The Intoxicating Liquor Acts govern hotel licences.