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Shebeen and gone Number of people to receive fines after gardai raid shebeen in Loch Gowna, Cavan

Gardaí attached to Arva Garda station discovered alcohol, beer kegs and taps, cash, bar stools and other bar equipment inside.

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The shebeen was kitted out with bar stools

The shebeen was kitted out with bar stools

The shebeen was kitted out with bar stools

A number of people will be hit with fines after gardai raided a shebeen in Co Cavan on Friday, March 5.

As part of Operation Navigation, officers searched a private premises in Loch Gowna as part of a probe into alleged breaches of liquor licencing legislation in support of current public health measures.

Gardaí attached to Arva Garda station discovered alcohol, beer kegs and taps, cash, bar stools and other bar equipment inside.

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The shebeen

The shebeen

The shebeen

No arrests were made but a number of people gathered at the premises will receive fines.

A garda spokesperson revealed: "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.

"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."

Enquiries are ongoing and a file will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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