Words: Eva O’Beirne
“If I don’t want to stay out until 6am, will I be shot?”
On Tuesday, the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin announced the publication of the General Scheme of the Sale of Alcohol Bill which will reform and streamline licensing laws to support and stimulate the night-time economy.
Nightclubs can stay open until six, pubs until 00:30 and off-licence hours have been extended – so naturally, Irish Twitter couldn’t contain itself.
We’ve compiled the best reaction Tweets and discussion points about what the Irish nightlife experience will look like in 2023.
Of course, we had to include the obligatory “Hi Gavan” Tweets:
The only thing harder than getting this legislation to Cabinet? Convincing the masses why it’s needed.
Mango on the other hand suggests we should indulge in the non-dance music side of Irish nightlife:
Meanwhile, Ciarán Tierney outlined the history of nightclubs in Galway in a great Twitter thread, explaining why late-night venues are hard to find out west.
We also can’t help but remember the iconic Dublin venues that deserved a 06:00 closing time.
But it was Stephen Byrne who said it best.
Elsewhere on District: Everything You Need To Know About Ireland’s Nightlife Reforms