Two well-known Letterkenny bars have been fined €1,000 each for not having drinks licenses.
Letterkenny District Court heard how officers from the Customs and Excise Unit called to both the Central Bar and the Brewery Bar, both owned by the Blaney family, on separate dates in September 2013.
On both occasions officers bought glasses of whiskey and then asked the barmen if the bar had a proper license.
They were told that they could not locate the licenses.
Representatives from the Revenue Commissioners office met with directors from the companies which own the bars.
They said that Michael Blaney was the managing director but had been ill and the license for the Central Bar had been allowed to lapse.
The court was told that the Brewery Bar was operated by Boyle Enterprises but the company had been struck off and could not get a license.
The court was told that both licences had been out of date for approximately two years.
Judge Paul Kelly fined each bar €1,000.