Brits heading to Dublin for a stag weekend may soon find the quality of staff at pubs and clubs improving.
New regulations are set to come into play which mean doormen and security guards will have to wear identity badges as of September 1st.
Employees will be forced to wear either their licence or an similar card issued by their employer to comply with the new legislation.
Minister for justice, equality and law reform Dermot Ahern recently signed the Private Security Regulations 2009 agreement making the practice mandatory for Ireland's 24,000-plus door supervisors and guards.
Head of licensing at the Private Security Authority Paul Scallon explained the legislation will give the public confidence that staff are properly trained and vetted.
"It also means that if someone has an issue with a member of the profession they can easily identify them, which will help if they want to proceed with a complaint," he explained.
Dublin has a host of venues those on stag weekends may enjoy, including Battle of the Axe.com comedy club and Bleu Note Bar and Club.