A hotel in Cookstown, County Tyrone, where three teenagers died last month following a ‘crush’ outside a St Patrick’s Day event, has agreed to limit its events to weddings and private functions.
Lauren Bullock, 17, Morgan Barnard, 17, and Connor Currie, 16, suffered fatal injuries in the incident outside a St Patrick’s Day party at the Greenvale hotel.
Yesterday evening the Environment Committee of Mid-Ulster Council met to consider the venue’s entertainment licence.
Following the meeting, it postponed a review of the licence until October and issued the following statement: “Given the tragic events which occurred at the Greenvale Hotel, the Environment Committee, as the licensing authority, met this evening to undertake a review of the premises’ entertainment licence. The committee has sought, and the licensee has agreed to provide health and safety risk assessments and associated documentation.
“In the interim period, the hotel has proposed to restrict its entertainment activity to weddings and private functions only. The hotel will provide the Council with two months’ notice of any proposed variation of this position.
“The committee has, therefore, agreed to defer considerations until October when the licence is due for renewal. The Committee, however, reserves the right to review the entertainment licence at any stage prior to renewal.”