Gardaí uncover functioning shebeen in Swords
The shebeen was found at an "industrial premises" in Swords.
Gardaí have uncovered a functioning shebeen in Swords, Dublin.
As part of Operation Navigation, a private premises was searched by Gardaí in Swords, investigating alleged breaches of liquor licencing legislation in support of current public health measures.
The premises was searched under warrant by local Gardaí and ASU shortly after 10pm on Saturday (23 January).
During the search, Gardaí discovered alcohol, beer kegs and taps, cash, bar stools and other bar equipment.
Enquiries are ongoing and a file will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
No arrests were made in this phase of the investigation.
A number of persons were found present at the premises and these persons will all be issued with Fixed Penalty Notices for an alleged breach of Regulation 4 of the Health Act, 1947 Regulations.
Gardaí said: "The Covid-19 Pandemic remains a public health crisis and An Garda Síochána continues to appeal to all citizens to comply with Public Health Guidelines and Regulations in order to save lives."