Gardai found 26 possible breaches of Covid rules in pubs last weekend

Gardaí found 26 potential breaches of COVID-19 restrictions in pubs last weekend.

They carried out almost 7 thousand checks in licensed premises and of those around 2,700 were open.

In some cases, gardai found customers drinking alcohol but no evidence of food being consumed.

While in other cases, there were large groups at a table with little to no social distancing.

Patricia Callan from Drinks Ireland says only a small number of pubs are breaching the rules.