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194. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to update the Registration of Clubs Acts 1904 to 2008. [11739/19]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The  Registration of Clubs Acts 1904 to 2008 provide for the grant and renewal of a certification of registration by the courts for bona fide members' clubs. Those Acts permit the supply of intoxicating liquor to members of such a registered club on the club's premises and also to members of the public in limited, specified circumstances.  In order to be eligible for the grant or renewal of a certificate of registration, a club's rules must comply with requirements set out in the Registration of Clubs Acts.
A register of clubs is kept by the Registrar of Clubs, i.e. the District Court clerk of the court district in which the club premises are situated. While I have no immediate plans to amend the Registration of Clubs Acts, my Department keeps the operation of the law in this area under ongoing review.