Two suspected ‘Shebeens’ with operational bars investigated by Gardaí on the same night 3 months ago

Two suspected ‘Shebeens’ with operational bars investigated by Gardaí on the same night

One of the shebeens featured a pool table, a dart board, arcade games and an 80 inch flat screen television.

Gardaí are investigating a suspected ‘shebeen’ in Monaghan for alleged breaches of liquor licencing legislation in support of current public health measures.

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As part of Operation Navigation, a private premises was searched by Gardaí in Castleblaney on Saturday night, 28 November, at approximately 9pm.

As part of the investigation, one premises was searched under warrant by Gardaí.

During the search, substantial quantities of alcohol were seized, along with beer taps and other bar equipment. All of those present were identified by Gardaí.

No arrests were made in this phase of the investigations. Enquiries are ongoing and a file will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The investigation into the suspected shebeen in Monaghan came on the same night that Gardaí conducted a search under warrant of a suspected Shebeen premises operating in Causeway in Kerry.

Shortly after 8pm on Saturday, Gardaí conducted a search under warrant of the suspected Shebeen premises and located a fully operational bar.

The bar featured a number of beer taps, along with a fully operational cooler room with gas lines and cooler to operate the taps.

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The premises was fitted with a number of tables, chairs, a pool table, a dart board, arcade games and an 80 inch flat screen television.

A file will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

In light of the public health crisis posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, An Garda Síochána continues to appeal to all citizens to comply with Public Health Guidelines and Regulations in order to continue to save lives.

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