DublinTown welcomes the Government’s commitment to address the country’s “antiquated” licensing laws
The business umbrella group says some existing laws have been in place since the 1830s and are long out of date.
It has been active in promoting the evening and night-time economy on the international stage to boost tourism.
A spokesperson said: “Reform of licensing laws is just one aspect needed for a vibrant ENTE in Dublin city centre.
“We will need 24-hour public transport, investment public spaces including outdoor lighting and public seating, use of facilities such as car parks for the use as taxi ranks that would allow for seating, toilet facilities, and potentially food offerings all within safe, secure, and monitored locations.
“This is all part of the need for better planning of the city post-pandemic.”