Gardaí in Swords discovered a shebeen in a private industrial estate on Saturday night, with multiple persons present. The bar – which was fully equipped with kegs, taps, bar stools and cash machines – was promptly shut down by the Gardaí.
During a search conducted in Swords last night as part of #OperationNavigation, Gardaí located a suspected shebeen with alcohol, beer kegs & taps, cash, bar stools & other bar equipment.
File to be prepared for DPP. All those present will be issued with Fixed Penalty Notices. pic.twitter.com/0qFd0guplu
— Garda Info (@gardainfo) January 24, 2021
According to RTÉ, the premises were raided as part of an investigation into breaches of liquor licensing regulations, with Gardaí arriving at around 10pm on Saturday night. They found “a number” of people present in the bar, who were presented with a fixed notice fine for breaching COVID-19 regulations.
The official account of the Gardaí on Twitter added that a report file on the case was being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
In a further statement, the Gardaí implored the public to continue to abide by COVID-19 restrictions “in order to save lives.”