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Gardai bust suspected shebeen in Limerick as ‘number of people seen fleeing on foot’ hrs ago


Gardai bust suspected shebeen in Limerick as ‘number of people seen fleeing on foot

Gardai in Limerick busted a suspected shebeen as people played cards inside the premises.a living room filled with furniture and a tv© Provided by Extra.ie

Gardai were on patrol in Rathkeale town at approximately 4pm on Friday when they came across a former pub which had people congregated at its rear.

When Gardai approached the premises, they said a number of people fled the area on foot through a private home.a living room with a couch and a chair: Gardai in Limerick busted a suspected shebeen as people played cards inside the premises. Pic: An Garda Siochana

© Provided by Extra.ie Gardai in Limerick busted a suspected shebeen as people played cards inside the premises. Pic: An Garda Siochana

When Gardai entered the premises they discovered a number of people inside who were playing cards.

Those in side were sitting near open fires while they were also surrounded by a large quantity of alcohol.a living room filled with furniture and a stove: Gardai were on patrol in Rathkeale town at approximately 4pm on Friday when they came across a former pub which had people congregated at its rear. Pic: An Garda Siochana© Provided by Extra.ie Gardai were on patrol in Rathkeale town at approximately 4pm on Friday when they came across a former pub which had people congregated at its rear. Pic: An Garda Siochana

A Garda spokesperson said: ‘At approximately 4pm, while conducting patrols in Rathkeale town, Gardaí were alerted to activity at the rear of a former licensed premises. While conducting further inquiries, a number of persons were seen fleeing the area, through a private dwelling, on foot.

Gardai entered the premises and discovered a number of individuals socialising inside with large amounts of alcohol, playing cards with two open fires lit. The premises is not licensed to trade alcohol.

Gardai took details of all persons present. Investigations have commenced into the use of the unlicensed premises for alcohol consumption and breach of Covid-19 Public Health Regulations.a living room filled with furniture and a tv: When Gardai approached the premises, they said a number of people fled the area on foot through a private home. Pic: An Garda Siochana© Provided by Extra.ie When Gardai approached the premises, they said a number of people fled the area on foot through a private home. Pic: An Garda Siochana

‘A file will be prepared and forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions for direction. Investigations are ongoing.a living room with hard wood floors: When Gardai entered the premises they discovered a number of people inside who were playing cards. Pic: An Garda Siochana© Provided by Extra.ie When Gardai entered the premises they discovered a number of people inside who were playing cards. Pic: An Garda Siochana

‘Gardai in Newcastlewest are appealing to anyone who may have information on the operation of this premises to contact them on 069 20048 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.’

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