Gardaí carrying out enquiries into alleged indoor gathering in Danny Healy-Rae’s bar 2 months ago

Gardaí carrying out enquiries into alleged indoor gathering in Danny Healy-Rae’s bar

No formal investigation has commenced, a Garda spokesperson said.

Gardaí have confirmed they are carrying out preliminary enquiries into an alleged indoor gathering at a pub in Kerry owned by Independent TD Danny Healy-Rae.

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It comes after video footage emerged online appearing to show breaches of Covid-19 regulations at the Kilgarvan pub.

The video was uploaded by Radio Kerry's current affairs programme Kerry Today on Twitter and shows a gathering in the pub with an apparent lack of mask-wearing and social distancing.

There is also footage of people dancing topless, sitting on each other's shoulders and taking photos.

The video footage from the gathering shows Danny Healy-Rae in attendance and posing for pictures.

When asked by JOE about the footage at the Kilgarvan pub, a Garda spokesperson said: "An Garda Síochána does not comment directly on social media content, the context and veracity of which remains to be verified.

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"However, An Garda Síochána are aware of images and video published online appearing to be an indoor gathering in a licensed premises.

"Gardaí in Kerry are carrying out preliminary enquiries into the matter but no complaint has been forthcoming at this time and no formal investigation has commenced."

Meanwhile, a photo of another alleged gathering at the pub was published in the Irish Daily Mail on Friday morning.

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