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fines to be issued Gardai raid suspected shebeen stocked with beer kegs, taps and bar stools in North Dublin

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

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Photograph released by An Garda Siochana following the raid in Swords, Co Dublin

Photograph released by An Garda Siochana following the raid in Swords, Co Dublin

Photograph released by An Garda Siochana following the raid in Swords, Co Dublin

These are the photographs of an alleged shebeen discovered by gardai in an industrial zone in North Dublin.

The suspected drinking den was discovered by gardai during a search operation in Swords, Co Dublin last night.

A garda spokesman said alcohol, beer kegs and taps, cash, bar stools and other bar equipment were discovered by officers during the search.

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Photograph released by An Garda Siochana following the raid in Swords, Co Dublin

Photograph released by An Garda Siochana following the raid in Swords, Co Dublin

Photograph released by An Garda Siochana following the raid in Swords, Co Dublin

He said: "As part of Operation Navigation, a private premises was searched by Gardaí in Swords, County Dublin, investigating alleged breaches of liquor licencing legislation in support of current public health measures.

"The premises was searched under warrant by local Gardaí and ASU shortly after 10pm on Saturday, 23rd January, 2021.

"During the search, Gardaí discovered alcohol, beer kegs and taps, cash, bar stools and other bar equipment."

No arrests were made, however, a file will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions and gardai said enquiries are ongoing.

"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 garda spokesman said.

"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."

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