New Bill on Dail agenda to give Gardai additional powers

 

Also on the agenda as the Dail resumes today is a Bill that'll give Gardai additional powers to enforce Covid 19 regulations in bars and restaurants serving alcohol.

It comes amid concerns some premises aren't following the rules.

The Act would provide for three types of closure order and also for a number of criminal offences in relation to breaches.

It also establishes new grounds for objection to renewal of licences.

Donal O'Keeffe, CEO of the Licensed Vintners Association says publicans welcome the new powers but added the vast majority of pubs are obeying the rules: