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Gardai order Limerick publican to cease trading under Health Act after pub opens up despite Covid rules

Limerick publican Gearoid Whelan opened up his “wet house” at 10:50am this morning despite the government requiring publicans not serving food to delay pulling pints until at least August 10th. Two hours later, on the stroke of 1pm, gardai entered Whelan’s Bar on Maiden Street, Newcastle West, and requested Mr Whelan close. Mr Whelan said he was advised by two gardai to cease trading, before they handed him a copy of the Health Act 1947, Section 31A, which cites “Temporary Restrictions (COVID-19) (No.3) (Amendment) Regulations 2020”.

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