Skip to comments.Coronavirus: Police find suspected illegal pub - complete with bar, 70in TV, toilet, pool table and smoking area
Posted on 10/24/2020 7:20:43 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Police in Ireland have searched a suspected illicit pub, or "shebeen", on suspicion of breaching coronavirus measures.
The property near Athy in County Kildare was targeted by Gardai officers on Friday evening.
Gardai searched the suspected shebeen at about 8pm and found a fully operational bar in a repurposed state.
Shebeen is an Irish term which refers to an illicit bar or club where alcoholic drinks are sold without a licence.
The premises was fitted with a bar, stools, tables, chairs, a 70in flat-screen television, and a full-size pool table.
There were several beer taps on the bar, along with an under bar cooler and kegs.
There was also a smoking area, store room and toilet.
Officers seized five kegs of beer, a significant amount of spirits and bottled beers, and various bar equipment including the taps, gas and coolers.
An investigation is now under way and files will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
Officers were called to a report of a party at a flat on Simpson Street in Angel Meadows shortly after 11.20pm on Friday night.
DJ mixing decks, industrial speakers and a buffet was found by officers on arrival.
A total of 52 fines have been handed out since Greater Manchester went into Tier 3 restrictions.
Assistant Chief Constable Mabs Hussain, of Greater Manchester Police, said: "This party was a blatant disregard of the rules and for public health. It is totally unacceptable in the current crisis the whole world is facing and is not what we want our officers to be spending their time doing.
"We had no alternative but to issue the maximum penalty for breaching the legislation on large gatherings and I hope this serves as a reminder to those considering to flout the rules - we will take action."
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Thank God for the descendents of the Gestapo. Who doesn’t yearn for the good old days?
If they shut it down, they ain’t Irish!
Somebody blabbed to the wrong person and screwed it up for everyone.
Shocking! Can yo imagine people who are not sick getting together, playing pool and drinking booze without wearing masks and social distancing. This could have resulted in hundreds of deaths! /s
I saw what you just now did right there.
COVID lockdowns. The New Prohibition?
Looks pretty similar to my buddys brothers man cave. I hope Biden doesnt bust him.
William Wallace is
My Body,My Choice!
Not to mention, the lost alcohol tax revenue!
This could have resulted in hundreds of deaths! /s
= = =
I see your /s, and suggest that not hundreds, I doubt that many customers.
Most are likely repeats. They will all die gathered in that one small shebeen. It is a public service to ‘social gather’ all the sick ones and keep them off the streets. /S
Kind of like NY nursing homes. NY has an Irish component, right?
Coming to America if Bidementia and his thugs win the election.
We are basically there in California with gov. Gruesome and his edict re celebrating Thanksgiving.
California Gov. Newsom’s Thanksgiving Rules Explained as Severe Restrictions Put in Place
NewsWeek ^ | 10/22/2020 | Soo Kim
“Gatherings are defined as social situations that bring together people from different households at the same time in a single space or place. When people from different households mix, this increases the risk of transmission of COVID-19,” the CDPH said in a statement.
All gatherings must include no more than three households, including hosts and guests, and must be held outdoors, lasting for two hours of less.
Masks must stay on after eating and drinking
Singing and shouting “strongly discouraged” “do so quietly (at or below the volume of a normal speaking voice),” and wear a face covering while engaged in the activity
“Seating must provide at least 6 feet of distance
Looks like my living room. I don’t charge though. Back in the late 80’s when we could kick 2 kegs I had to though.
“Illegal” is the you do something without paying tribute to the people who hold you at gunpoint.
All the kids love “Robin Hood” but they never get the message.
"And they told two friends... and so on, and so on."
Dogs and cats living together, maskless Shebeens, mass hysteria!
(of note, the word Shebeen didn’t ask for spellcheck)
In Detroit we call those “blind pigs”.
Open back up that bar, and up the IRA!
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