Pub li­cence re­newal in doubt af­ter ob­jec­tions

COURT HEAR­ING WOOD­LANDS LODGE FACES NUM­BER OF COM­PLAINTS

Bray People - - News Focus -

THE RE­NEWAL of a pub’s li­cence hangs in the bal­ance as the mat­ter was ad­journed again at Bray District Court last week.

Backus Tav­erns lodged a li­cence re­newal for the Wood­lands Lodge in Grey­stones which was met with a num­ber of ob­jec­tions from lo­cal res­i­dents.

Coun­cil on both sides had been in dis­cus­sions through­out lunch in the hope of com­ing to a res­o­lu­tion with Judge Mur­rough Con­nel­lan also ris­ing to al­low the sides more time.

The court heard that the ob­jec­tors had a num­ber of prob­lems with the premises which in­cluded pub­lic or­der, noise pol­lu­tion, the smok­ing ter­race and the num­ber of peo­ple present on it at one time and the ac­cu­mu­la­tion of peo­ple out­side af­ter the pub closed.

Some sug­ges­tions were made to the li­cencee from the ob­jec­tors for ways of re­liev­ing the prob­lems such as pro­vid­ing a taxi ser­vice in or­der to move the peo­ple as quick as pos­si­ble.

Judge Mur­rough Con­nel­lan told the court that an or­derly house in­cludes not dis­turb­ing the peace and that the noise com­ing from in­side the pub has to stop im­me­di­ately.

On the ba­sis that the li­cencee is looking at the ob­jec­tors’ dif­fi­cul­ties, he put the mat­ter back to next Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 18, to see what has hap­pened in the mean­time.

He al­lowed the spe­cial ex­emp­tions or­der for this week­end with a clos­ing time of 2.15 a.m.

The Wood­lands Lodge in Grey­stones.

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