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Refused entry to pub

Can you be refused entry to a pub without a reason, if you are over age, sober and well dressed? – Paul, Cork.

Yes you can Paul.  Every property owner (pubs included) have an absolute right to refuse entry to their premises without giving reason.  In fact most premises owners have been advised by their lawyers that they should not give reasons because that might make them open to an accusation of inequality that would find themselves before the Equality Tribunal or a Court.

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