Few Pubs Breaching Covid Pub Rules Say Gardaí


354 Garda checkpoints were carried out in counties Kildare, Laois, and Offaly during the local lockdown last weekend.

As part of operation navigation, Gardaí also conducted thousands of checks throughout pubs and restaurants last week.

13 potential breaches were found whereby people were drinking alcohol, but there was no evidence of food being bought or consumed.

Deputy Commissioner, Policing and Security, John Twomey said, “The continued high level of compliance among licensed premises is very welcome. However, there remains a minority who are putting their employees, their customers and their local community at risk of getting COVID-19. Everyone in the community has a role to play in stopping the spread of COVID-19 including licensed premises.  

“Customers of such licensed premises also have a responsibility to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 to protect their family, friends and neighbours.

“Now, more than ever, it is imperative that we individually and collectively follow the public health advice and adhere to the public health regulations to flatten this new curve in the virus.”