A Dublin City councillor says a ban on the sale of shots after 2am should be put in place.

Mannix Flynn is suggesting the rule would help to crack down on late-night drunkenness on the streets of the capital.

A similar move has been made in the Australian city of Adelaide.

CEO of Alcohol Action Ireland, Shiela Gilheany thinks changes to licensing laws, which would extend the opening hours of bars and clubs, need to be looked at again:

“What really needs to be done is to have a health impact assessment, as was recommended by the Oireachtas Justice Committee on the Sale of Alcohol Bill.”

“Before progressing any further with proposals to extend licensing hours, we should carry out that health impact assessment, we should look at what are the additional costs going to be on our EDs, on our Gardaí, on street cleaning, on public transport.”