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Over 1,000 licences not renewed

With about five weeks to go to the licensing deadline at the end of September, more than 1,000 licences have yet to be renewed, according to figures from the Revenue Commissioners.

With about five weeks to go to the licensing deadline at the end of September, more than 1,000 licences have yet to be renewed, according to figures from the Revenue Commissioners.
The effects of the recession and below-cost supermarket sales of alcohol, coupled with drink-driving fears, are understood to figure highly in the thinking those who may be reconsidering their future in the licensed trade, with 1,289 publicans failing, so far, to renew their 2010 licence in the past 12 months.

Co Carlow                   15
Co Cavan                    27
Co Clare                      65
Co Cork                     137
Co Donegal               106
Co Dublin                  146
Co Galway                  88
Co Kerry                     77
Co Kildare                  22
Co Kilkenny                27
Co Laois                     24
Co Leitrim                   19
Co Limerick                 58
Co Longford                18
Co Louth                     49
Co Mayo                     60
Co Meath                    39
Co Monghan               24
Co Offally                   30
Co Roscommon         28
Co Sligo                     29
Co Tipperary              69
Co Waterford             33
Co Westmeath           32
Co Wexford                47
Co Wicklow                20

The highest number of failures to renew outside Dublin are currently in Cork and Donegal.
According to the figures, 569 of those failing to renew had licences for 2009/2010 but as the licensing year doesn’t start until the end of September, any number of these could conceivably still renew their 2010 licences up to that point.
Some 146 of these are from County Dublin while 137 are from County Cork, 106 from County Donegal and 88 from County Galway.
A further 170 are a mix of Transfers/Revivals/New Premises which, again,
could also conceivably still renew their 2010 licence before October.
At this point County Carlow appears to have the least number of failures to renew at 15.
More than 700 failed to renew their licences in 2008/2009.

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