Gardaí found 24 potential breaches in pub regulations last week 1 month ago

Gardaí found 24 potential breaches in pub regulations last week

105 premises in total have been found to be in breach.

An Garda Síochána found 24 instances where the health regulations or licensing laws were potentially being breached by pubs over a seven day period from Monday, 27 July to Monday, 3 August.

Under Operation Navigation, Gardaí have been carrying out checks to ensure that licensed premises in their area are following Covid-19 restrictions.

Gardaí said the majority of these cases continue to refer to no evidence of food being served or consumed and no evidence of receipts to show that food had been sold.

The vast majority of licensed premises have been found to be acting in compliance with licensing laws and public health regulations, but since the commencement of Operation Navigation at the beginning of July, 105 have been found to be in breach.

Files will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions in each of these cases.

Deputy Commissioner, Policing and Security, John Twomey said: "We are continuing to see high levels of compliance by licenced premises to the Public Health Regulations and this was especially evident across the bank holiday weekend.

"However, there are still a minority of licenced premises that are failing to adhere to the regulations.

"An Garda Síochána is asking that licensed premises and their customers continue to play their part in reducing the spread of COVID-19 and protect the community.”