Leisure and Licensing

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Trusted advisors deal with all aspects of licensing applications, renewals, extensions, exemptions and transfers


We advise our clients on every legal aspect related to the establishment, purchase and disposal of hotels, licensed premises, golf courses, race courses, cinemas, sports stadiums and leisure and holiday centres. Our leisure and licensing solicitors have gained considerable experience in this area and act for some of the major licensees and sporting bodies in the region.


  • Applications for new licenses
  • Renewal of licenses
  • Transfers of licenses
  • Hotel and restaurant licenses
  • Bar extensions and special exemptions
  • Public dancing licenses
  • Music and singing licenses
  • Auctioneer licenses

Contact one of our Leisure and Licensing team

Donal Creaton


T: +353 61 445573
E: [email protected]

Greg Leddin


T: +353 61 445 577
E: [email protected]

Lorraine Power


T: +353 1 676 8928
E: [email protected]

Claire Tuohy

Senior Solicitor

T: +353 61 449427
E: [email protected]


Please contact us and one of our experienced solicitors will be in touch shortly.

Holmes O'Malley Sexton has particular expertise in the education sector, where the team represents a number of universities, but also acts for a range of state and semi-state bodies and statutory corporations. The practice has advised on judicial review proceedings, disputes in the public sector, complaints and investigations, and public procurement issues. Based in the firm's Limerick and Dublin offices, managing partner Harry Fehily has extensive experience of judicial reviews and regulatory investigations, while Pat McInerney regularly acts for public bodies in litigation, including professional negligence, defamation, breach of contract and property-related cases.
Public Sector – Legal 500 EMEA 2020
Holmes O'Malley Sexton regularly acts for Limerick public sector entities such as Limerick University and also has expertise in the regulatory sphere. Practice head Harry Fehily is acting for the Irish Greyhound Board in respect of the first successful prosecution under section 20 of the Welfare of Greyhounds Act 2011.
Public Sector, Legal 500 EMEA 2018
Winner of Best Employer: Talent Development and Workplace Wellness Award 2017
Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards

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