Alcohol seized from Dublin premises for breach of Covid regulations
A "large quantity" of alcohol was seized by Gardaí on Saturday night.
Members of An Garda Síochána seized a "large quantity of alcohol" from a premises in Dublin on Saturday night, due to a breach of Covid-19 regulations.
The establishment was allegedly operating as a restaurant, but was also in breach of preexisting liquor licensing legislation.
Gardaí shared images of the alcohol that had been seized from the premises.
An Garda Síochána in support of Op Navigation searched a premises allegedly operating as a restaurant in Dublin y/day. Breaches of Covid19 Regs were observed & premises in breach of preexisting Liquor Licensing Legislation. Large quantity of alcohol seized. #InThisTogether pic.twitter.com/G0K0WBF6Cr
— Garda Info (@gardainfo) July 5, 2020
Gardaí were conducting searches across a number of establishments throughout the night.
Licensed premises reopened last Monday under Phase 3 of the roadmap to reopen the country.
According to current guidelines, pubs are only allowed serve alcohol to customers who purchase a "substantial" meal costing at least €9, and customers should only be allowed stay for 105 minutes.
Pubs who do not operate this restaurant-style service must remain closed until Phase 4 of the roadmap begins on 20 July.
The Licensed Vintners Association has also warned that pubs who fail to abide by these rules could receive an objection to their licence when it comes up for renewal.