Licencing of Public Places of Assembly

Licencing of Public Places of Assembly

Throughout the year the Fire Authority receives notification of applications to the courts for licences for various types of public premises. As a notice party to many types of licence applications the Fire Authority is requested to carry out inspections of premises and to be represented at the licence hearing to state if it has any objection to the licence being granted.

The types of notifications the Fire Authority receives are:

  • Certificates of Registration
  • Excise Licences
  • Lottery Licences
  • Occasional Licences
  • Public Dance Hall Licences
  • Transfer of Licences
  • Restaurant Licences
  • Declaratory Licences
  • Ad-Interim Transfers

For fees associated with inspections regarding the above notifications please refer to our charges and fees page.

Ease of Escape Regulations

The ease of escape regulations refer to fire safety and apply to all Places of Assembly. Details of the regulations can be obtained from the link below:

Fire Safety in Places of Assembly (Ease of Escape) Regulations, 1985 – S.I. No. 249

Fire Safety Register

All workplaces and public buildings must have a robust fire safety management system. This includes the maintenance of a Fire Safety Register on the premises.

The Fire Safety Manager who is responsible for the implementation and oversight of the fire safety programme should keep a Fire Safety Register as a complete record of all fire safety matters on the premises.

We have created a template (available below) which you can download and use to assist in the creation of your own Fire Safety Register.

Template Fire Safety Register

Use this template Fire Safety Register to assist in the creation of your own register.