Councillor Mannix Flynn has suggested a ban on late-night shots at clubs and bars to control “madness and noise”. Flynn would like to see Ireland follow in the footsteps of Adelaide, Australia, who have imposed a ban on serving shots after 2 a.m. in order to reduce drunken brawls and late-night violence.
South East Inner City Councillor Mannix Flynn makes headlines once again for suggesting late-night bars and nightclubs ban the serving of shots past 2 a.m. to stop drunken behaviour and control “the madness and noise”.
Mannix Flynn’s comments come ahead of new licensing laws which have yet to take effect, that will allow pubs and bars to stay open until 2.30 a.m. each night, while nightclubs will be allowed to stay open until 6 a.m.
Mannix Flynn told Newstalk that there needs to be tighter restriction for Ireland’s nightlife, similar to those of Adelaide in Australia who recently imposed a ban on shots past 2 a.m.
“We’ve already got late-night bars and the likes of Harcourt Street and Camden Street can be a terrible mess.”
“It’s absolutely sad to see the amount of people inebriated, drunk, out of their minds, twisted, locked, falling from one end of the place to the next.”
“We got rid of the Brits a bit, we got rid of the institution of the Church, and somewhere handed it over to the drink industry,”
Mannix Flynn’s opposing opinion’s on Dublin City nightlife have been apparent for many years now, and he is notably known as a driving force behind the closure of the Bernard Shaw in Portobello. “A bunch of cool hipsters can think it’s an amazing place. But the level of anti-social behaviour that goes on is incredible, and the noise is appalling.”