Another Private Sheebeen in the Faithful County, St Patrick is not finished yet?

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Gardai raid suspected shebeen at private premises and seize large amount of alcohol

  9 hrs ago


Gardai have searched a private premises in Edenderry, County Offaly suspected to be operating as a shebeen.a man standing next to a bottle of wine© Provided by Extra.ie

During the search, officers discovered a number of people consuming alcohol on the premises, who will all be issued Fixed Penalty Notices for breaching public health measures.

Gardai also seized a ‘significant’ amount of alcohol, including six beer kegs.a bottle of wine on a table: Gardai have searched a private premises in Edenderry, County Offaly suspected to be operating as a shebeen. Pic: An Garda Siochana© Provided by Extra.ie Gardai have searched a private premises in Edenderry, County Offaly suspected to be operating as a shebeen. Pic: An Garda Siochana

A statement from An Garda Siochana regarding the search read: ‘As part of Operation Navigation, Gardai in Offaly searched a private premises in Edenderry earlier today, Thursday 18 March 2021, following alleged breaches of liquor licencing legislation in support of current public health measures.

‘Gardai attended and located a number of persons on the premises consuming alcohol.a cat sitting on top of a table: During the search, officers discovered a number of people consuming alcohol on the premises. Pic: An Garda Siochana© Provided by Extra.ie During the search, officers discovered a number of people consuming alcohol on the premises. Pic: An Garda Siochanaa person sitting at a table in front of a window: Gardai also seized a ‘significant’ amount of alcohol, including six beer kegs. Pic: An Garda Siochana© Provided by Extra.ie Gardai also seized a ‘significant’ amount of alcohol, including six beer kegs. Pic: An Garda Siochana

‘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 6 beer kegs, was seized during the operation.a bottle of wine sitting on top of a refrigerator: ‘Gardai attended and located a number of persons on the premises consuming alcohol.’ Pic: An Garda Siochana© Provided by Extra.ie ‘Gardai attended and located a number of persons on the premises consuming alcohol.’ Pic: An Garda Siochana

‘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 Siochana continues to appeal to all citizens to comply with Public Health Guidelines and Regulations in order to save lives.’

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