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Gardaí found alcohol, beer kegs and taps, cash, bar stools and other bar equipment at a shebeen raided in north Co Dublin on Saturday night during a search that required armed back up.

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As part of Operation Navigation, Gardaí say a private industrial premises was searched by in Swords investigating alleged breaches of liquor licencing legislation in support of current public health measures.

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The premises was equipped like a regular pub with all the equipment needed to serve alcohol but it was also well decorated.

A statement said the premises was searched under warrant by local gardaí and Armed Support Unit shortly after 10pm on Saturday, January, 23. Gardaí say inquiries are ongoing and a file will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions. No arrests were made in this phase of the investigation.

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According to gardai, a number of people were found present at the premises and they will all be issued with Fixed Penalty Notices for an alleged breach of Regulation 4 of the Health Act, 1947 Regulations - Restriction on the Movement of Persons.

Beer kegs found at the Swords premises. Picture: An Garda Siochana