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Drinkers caught red-handed as gardai raid another alleged shebeen

Covid-19 Shebeen raided by Gardaí had a Liverpool fan

Gardaí uncovered yet another Covid-19 lockdown Shebeen on Thursday.

Gardaí say that as part of Operation Navigation, a private premises was searched by Gardaí in Loch Gowna, Cavan, investigating alleged breaches of liquor licencing legislation in support of current public health measures.

"The premises was searched under warrant by local Gardaí attached to Arva Garda station shortly after 10pm on Friday 5th March, 2021. During the search, Gardaí discovered alcohol, beer kegs and taps, cash, bar stools and other bar equipment," said a statement.

The gardaí said that enquiries are ongoing and a file will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions. No arrests were made in this phase of the investigation.

They added that a number of persons were found present at the premises and these persons will all be issued with Fixed Penalty Notices for an alleged breach of Regulation 4 of the Health Act, 1947 Regulations - Restriction on the Movement of Persons.

Gardaí said that the Covid-19 Pandemic remains a public health crisis and citizens should continue to comply with Public Health Guidelines and Regulations in order to save lives.

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