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Dogs In Restaurants

September 7, 2015 | biocare

The question is frequently asked, are dogs allowed in restaurants in Ireland. The official answer is yes but only in certain circumstances. Dogs which are categorised as Guide Dogs, Guide Dog Pups In Training, Designated Assistance Dogs or Companion Dogs for adults or children with conditions such as Autism are entitled to enter restaurants.

However owners of such working dogs are expected to carry an official identification card with them which should be presented for inspection on request to verify the animals official status. While restaurant owners are entitled to exercise discretion in admitting such dogs into their premises they should consider the possible legal implications for refusing to do so and  the associated adverse publicity for their business.

Ref. FSA-Sep 15