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Gardai raid and shut down shebeen in Offaly

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BREAKING: Offaly raid and shut down shebeen in Offaly

BREAKING: Offaly raid and shut down shebeen in Offaly

As part of Operation Navigation, Gardaí in Offaly searched a private premises in Edenderry on Thursday, March 18, following alleged breaches of liquor licencing legislation in support of current public health measures. 

Gardaí attended and located a number of persons on the premises consuming alcohol.  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.

A significant amount of alcohol, including six beer kegs, was seized during the operation.

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Enquiries are ongoing and a file will now 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 save lives.