Gardai have raided a suspected shebeen in Co Mayo, and seized a large amount of alcohol.

It's the latest one discovered by the force as they enforce Covid-19 laws on indoor gatherings.

Gardai found this suspected shebeen when they searched an outhouse in Westport at about 8.15 on Sunday night.

They found several people drinking alcohol and told them they were breaking Covid-19 laws on indoor gatherings.

Gardai discovered a fully equipped bar, with taps for draught stout and lager, and a proper cooling unit under the counter.

Barrels were kept outside in a deep freeze unit.

A sum of cash, documents, and a large amount of alcohol, glasses and beer taps were seized.

A full investigation's under way and a file will be prepared for the director of public prosecutions.

An Garda Síochána is appealing to anyone with information about the operation of illegal Shebeen’s to contact their local Garda Station.

In addition to potential criminal breaches by the operator, An Garda Síochána wants to remind every person of their social and personal responsibility not to frequent premises or engage in activity which is likely to contribute to the increasing spread of the Covid-19 virus.

They say that the Covid-19 pandemic remains a public health crisis and a real threat to everyone, particularly the most vulnerable in our society, the virus is still spreading and it is still leading to serious illness and death.

An Garda Síochána continues to appeal to all citizens to comply with Public Health Guidelines and Regulations in order to continue to save lives.


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