A number of Covid-19 regulation breaches are under examination after gardaí carried out spot-checks in 6,000 licensed premises over the weekend.
Last weekend was the first weekend of service after lockdown for restaurants and pubs that sell food.
Operation Navigation was launched by gardaí to ensure licensed premises and their customers are followed public health guidelines.
However, scenes from parts of Dublin showed a lack of social distancing as pubs served takeaway drinks to crowds outdoors.
Commissioner Drew Harris said that 6,000 premises have been inspected this weekend and gardaí are working through the information to see if any evidence will be substantiated for a file to be submitted to the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Minister for Justice Helen McEntee TD said that public health guidance for pubs and restaurants will be kept under review in light of incidents. While the vast majority of businesses complied with regulations, the Minister said some scenes from the weekend were “disappointing”
“While we have been able to implement measures and bring them forward, what we don’t want is it have to reimplement any of these measures that we have relaxed,” Minister McEntee said.