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Open a Bar in Ireland

Open a Bar in Ireland

An interesting business in Ireland can be represented by a bar, which can be an attractive way to start a company in this country, especially since the Irish are known for their quality beverages and lifestyle. However, like in any other business, the investor must respect a set of rules in order to register a company as a pub. Businessmen who are interested in Irish company formation have to obtain business permits as well, issued for the right to sell alcoholic beverages or to play music. The licenses required in this field may vary, in accordance with the specific activities the pub will have and our team of company formation specialists in Ireland can offer legal assistance in this sense. 

Legal aspects for a bar in Ireland  

A bar in Ireland must be registered under one of the legal entities available in this country. The businessmen should also choose a trading name for the respective company. The company registration in Ireland starts at the Companies Registration Office, the main body which provides registration licenses here. Our specialists in Ireland company formation matters can provide in-depth details on the legal requirements, which also refer to the registration for Value Added Tax purposes. 

Find out more about the legal demands you have to follow when opening a bar in Ireland by watching our video below:

The location of a bar in Ireland  

In the process of Ireland company formation one should also take into account the registration of a business address. Nonetheless, one of the most important aspects when registering a pub here is the location, so it is very important to prospect the main areas where a bar can have the best results in terms of customers and, thus, in its financial activity. 

The location, which can be rented or purchased, must comply with the local safety requirements. Investors should verify in which category of the Planning and Development Act 2000-2013 the location falls under. For example, if the place falls under the rules of the Architectural Conservation Area, the bar will have to respect several regulations referring to the style and the size of the banner placed outside the location. 

Business licenses for an Irish pub  

Businesses operating in this field require special licenses issued for the selling of alcoholic beverages. The main competent authority which issues this type of licenses is the National Excise License Office. If the bar sells wine, it will also need a Wine Retailer’s On License

Businessmen are invited to contact our specialists in company formation in Ireland for more details referring to the incorporation of an Irish bar