Licensing (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 - Registration of Clubs (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 - major event orders framework

Date published: 07 April 2022

This framework provides information on Major Event Orders. It will be of interest to those in the licensed trade and registered clubs who are planning events in Northern Ireland. Under Article 48A of the Licensing (NI) Order 1996 and Article 34 of the Registration of Clubs (NI) Order 1996, the Department for Communities may make an order which designates an event which will attract significant public interest to Northern Ireland as a major event, and which will permit an extension of the licensing hours to serve alcoholic drinks outside of the hours currently available to licensed premises or registered clubs.


The framework, which includes a request form, relating to major event orders can be found below.

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