1905: 5 Edward 7 c.3: An Act to amend the Law as to the Hours of Closing of Licensed Premises on Christmas Day in Ireland.
[30th June 1905.]
BE it enacted by the King’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
[Extent of Act and short title.]
1. This Act shall extend to Ireland only, and may be cited as the Licensing (Ireland) Act, 1905, and may be cited with the Licensing (Ireland) Acts, 1833 to 1900.
[Extension of any Acts now in force to the whole of Christmas Day.]
2. All the provisions of any Act now in force, whereby the sale or exposing for sale of intoxicating liquors, or the opening or keeping open of any premises tor the sale or intoxicating liquors, is prohibited during any hours or times on Christmas Day, are hereby extended to the whole of Christmas Day.
[Extension as to penalties.]
3. All penalties now in force under the provisions of any Act for selling, or exposing for sale, or purchasing, or opening or keeping open any premises for the sale of, intoxicating liquors, or being present in or upon any such premises, during any hours or times at which the sale of intoxicating liquors is prohibited by any Act now in force, are hereby extended and made applicable to the times during which the sale of intoxicating liquors is prohibited by this Act, and all provisions of any Acts now in force, in reference to such penalties, are hereby extended to any violation of this Act.
[Exemption as to travellers, &c.]
4. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to apply to sales of intoxicating liquor to lodgers, or to the sale of intoxicating liquor in packet boats, or in canteens in pursuance of any Act regulating the same,
[4 Edw. 7. c. 9.]
or in a registered club as defined by the Registration of Clubs (Ireland) Act, 1904, or shall preclude the sale at any time at a railway station of intoxicating liquors on arrival or departure of trains, or to bona fide travellers within the meaning of the Licensing (Ireland) Acts, 1833 to 1900.
Source: Public General Acts, 1905.