22 more pubs potentially breach of Covid-19 regulations

 

22 more pubs have been found to potentially be in breach of Covid-19 regulations.

Members of the Gardai are continuing to conduct spot checks on licensed premises as part of Operation Navigation.

Gardai say the vast majority of licensed premises are compliant with Covid-19 guidelines.

However, spot checks carried out between July 20th and July 26th found that 22 pubs were potentially in breach of the rules.

80 premises in total were found to be in breach since Operation Navigation began on July 3rd.

In the vast majority of those cases, customers were found consuming alcohol where there is no evidence of food being ordered or consumed.

Such evidence could, for example, be provided in the form of a receipt.

Deputy Commissioner John Twomey says he's delighted to see that most pubs are following the rules, however a small minority aren't adhering to the regulations still.

Those guidelines are in place until August 10th, when the Government will decide either to change them, or extend them for another period of time.