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Gardaí Appeal To Anyone With Information On The Operation Of Illegal Shebeens

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An Garda Síochána are appealing to anyone with information about the operation of illegal Shebeens to contact their local Garda Station.

This comes as Gardaí conducted a search of a suspected Shebeen premises operating near Athy, County Kildare, on Friday.

An investigation commenced after Gardaí in Athy became aware through social media that the premises was operating contrary to the Liquor Licensing Regulations and that members of the public were congregating there in contravention of the Health Act 1947.

The premises was fitted with a bar, stools, tables, chairs, 70 inch flat screen television, and a full size pool table.

There were several beer taps on the bar, along with an under bar cooler and kegs. There was also a smoking area, store room and toilet on the premises.

During the course of this search, Gardaí seized five kegs of beer, a significant amount of spirits and bottled beers, and various bar equipment (taps, gas and coolers).

A full investigation is now underway into this matter and files will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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 continue to save lives.

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