A number of Laois pubs were found to be ‘non compliant with Covid-19 regulations’ over the weekend.
Laois Gardai confirmed this after they visited several in on the spot checks on Saturday night.
While they did not specify the number involved, LaoisToday understands that breaches were found in as many as five throughout the county – in both rural and urban areas.
Under the current Covid-19 guidelines, no licensed premises is allowed to open to serve alcohol – indoors or outdoors.
They are, however, permitted to serve takeaway drinks if possible.
Gardai said: “Gardaí throughout Laois and Offaly continue to patrol and engage with their communities.
“(On Saturday night) a number of licensed premises were found to be non compliant with Covid regulations.
“Gardai will be submitting files to the DPP on these premises.”