A test case, backed by the Licensed Vintners Association, has been brought by Red Cow Inn, Dublin, to ensure pubs in Dublin will be granted late bar extensions to serve
alcohol after normal closing times on Good Friday.
In January legislation amending the Intoxicating Liquor Act was passed allowing pubs and other licensed premises across the country to open and legally serve alcohol on the religious holiday for the first time in almost 100 years.
A decision is now being sought over special exemptions applications for late bars in Dublin on Good Friday, which falls on March 30 next.
They have been adjourned pending a decision by Judge Michael Coghlan at Dublin District Court.