No prosecution over alleged Covid breaches in pub owned by Danny Healy-Rae 2 weeks ago

No prosecution over alleged Covid breaches in pub owned by Danny Healy-Rae

The DPP has directed "no prosecution in the matter".

There is to be no prosecution after a probe into possible breaches of Covid-19 health regulations at a pub in Kilgarvan in Kerry last summer owned by politician Danny Healy-Rae.

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In a statement on Saturday (8 January), a Garda spokesperson told JOE that an investigation file was sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) who has since directed "no prosecution in the matter".

During the summer of 2021, images and footage emerged on social media relating to people apparently gathered indoors, purportedly at the pub, without masks and social distancing.

One alleged incident is understood to be from a July family wedding while another alleged incident followed the Kilgarvan fair in early August.

"An investigation file was sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions who has since directed no prosecution in the matter," the Garda spokesperson said.

"An Garda Síochána will not be making any further comment."

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