Gardaí found 20 potential breaches of Covid-19 regulations in pubs across Ireland last week.
Policing is set to continue until 10th August as gardaí ensure that food is being served in licensed premises.
Regular inspections are being carried out across Donegal under ‘Operation Navigation’.
Nationwide, An Garda Síochána have observed 59 potential breaches of the health regulations since the operation began on 3rd July. The location of the pubs has not been published.
The majority of these cases continue to refer to no evidence of food being served or consumed and no evidence of receipts to show that food had been sold.
Where potential breaches of the Public Health Regulations are identified and where a person does not come into compliance with the regulations, a file is submitted to the Director of Public Prosecutions for a direction as to how to proceed.
Speaking at Garda Headquarters Deputy Commissioner, Policing and Security, John Twomey said,
“An Garda Síochána continue to carry out intensive visits of licensed premises which have opened for business in accordance with Covid-19 Public Health Regulations. An Garda Síochána continues to see high level of compliance. This is welcome.
“The COVID-19 Pandemic remains a real and present public health crisis and An Garda Síochána continues to appeal to all citizens, businesses and organisations to comply with Public Health Guidelines and Regulations in order to continue to save lives.”