Closing time: too early or too late in Dublin’s pubs?

There has been a lot of debate in recent years surrounding the closing times of pubs and nightclubs in Ireland.

Much unlike a lot of our neighbours on the mainland, closing times for nightclubs especially in Ireland are quite early, around 2 to 3am. This often leads to a bottleneck of people leaving at once, creating a multitude of problems in managing club-goers.

There are many who would rather see the closing times extended to between 4 and 5am, as well as introducing gradual closing, which would ensure that a massive, hard to organise group is not leaving all at once. However, there are also some people who think that the current closing times of pubs and clubs is acceptable.

The City took to the streets to ask people around Dublin what they think of the current situation surrounding pub and club licensing laws.   


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