Gardaí identify a further 22 potential breaches of pub regulations 2 weeks ago

Gardaí identify a further 22 potential breaches of pub regulations

80 premises in total have been identified as potentially in breach.

An Garda Síochána found a further 22 instances where the health regulations or licensing laws were potentially breached by pubs in the past week.

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 latest potential breaches were recored from Monday 20 July to Sunday 26 July.

Members of An Garda Síochána have been conducting visits to licensed premises as part of Operation Navigation.

They have found the vast majority to be acting in compliance with licensing laws and public health regulations, with only a total of 80 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: "An Garda Síochána is delighted to see a continued high level of compliance by licensed premises to the Public Health Regulations. However there are still a minority of licensed premises that are failing to adhere to the regulations.

"In such circumstances Gardaí will continue its graduated policing response based on its tradition of policing by consent and I would appeal to publicans to comply in all circumstances to help stop the spread of Covid-19.”