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Saturday 10 December 2016

Gardai raid two car washes operated by eastern European businessman

Greg Harkin

Published 29/04/2016 | 18:00

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Two car washes operated by Romanian nationals have been shut down after a multi-agency raid today, gardaí have confirmed.

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The premises in  the centre of Letterkenny – 1km apart – were being run by the same eastern European businessman.

Gardaí were accompanied by officials from the Health & Safety Authority, the Department of Social Protection, the Work Relations Commission and the ESB.

A number of young men and women working at the car washes were interviewed.

A Garda spokesman said: “A multi-agency operation took place today at two car washes in Letterkenny.

“As a result of this operation both premises have now been closed by the Health and Safety Authority. Investigations are continuing.”

The HSA confirmed its officials were involved in the operation.

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