Raids in Cork And 3 Other Counties On Friday Night Have Uncovered Pubs Trading In Secret

Gardai also found an illegal drinking den

Gardaí are warning their targeted campaign of inspections will continue throughout the weekend.

Stephen Bourke has this report for RedFM News:

‘”Fresh pints, TV on and fire lighting” — a welcome sight in normal times perhaps — but not in the middle of a pandemic, Gardaí say. Inspections in Limerick, Cork, Carlow and Meath this weekend have already uncovered a number of businesses breaking the rules. That includes so-called “wet pubs” open for “clandestine business”. They also found pubs offering “substantial meals” not bothering with social distancing — or indeed food. And in Navan, they raided a suspected sheebeen to find a crowd of thirty people drinking inside. Files are being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions in several cases. The force is warning pub owners they could face criminal sanctions — and is reminding people they too have a “social and personal responsibility”.’


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