A new wine retailer’s licence shall not be granted except pursuant to a District Court certificate. A certificate may be refused on the basis of the
character, misconduct, or unfitness of the applicant,
unfitness or inconvenience of the premises,
unsuitability of the premises or the needs of persons residing in the neighbourhood,
adequacy of existing number of licensed premises of the same character in the neighbourhood.
Objections may be made by the Superintendent of Garda Síochána or persons residing in the neighbourhood. The Superintendent of Garda Síochána may object to renewal. .
They above provision regarding objection and refusal by the District Court apply also to spirit retailer’s off-licence, beer retailers off -licence and wine retailers off-licences.
The District Court may exercise in relation to a wine retailer’s off- licence, with all necessary modifications, the powers, jurisdictions and authorities which it has in relation to a spirit retailer’s off- licence except the conditions applicable to a spirit retailer’s off- licence.