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Licensing Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 5: Temporary continuance of business

This section makes special provision for outdoor stadia by amending paragraph (2A) of Article 29 of the principal Order. This paragraph relates to circumstances where the holder of a licence is unable to carry on business at the outdoor stadium and applies to a court for the authorisation to continue business temporarily in other premises.  The provision permits a court to consider the application even though the temporary premises do not fully meet the definition of “outdoor stadium” in Article 2C of the Order.  For example, the temporary premises may be unable to seat 8000 people.

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