Gardaí are investigating the operation of a suspected shebeen in Rathkeale, Co. Limerick.
The investigation comes following an incident on Friday, January 1st. 2021.
Investigating suspected shebeen in Limerick
In a statement, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána 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.”
“Gardaí 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.” Gardaí 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.
Concluding, the spokesperson said a file will be prepared and forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions for direction. Investigations are ongoing, according to Gardaí.
Gardaí 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.