Gardaí raid illegal shebeen in Co Kildare

Friday, January 1

Gardaí in Kildare have raided an illegal “shebeen” premises operating in County Kildare on new year’s eve.

Carrying out a search warrant on the house close to Kildare Town, Gardaí discovered around 15 people socialising in a shed at the rear of the house. 

The shed had all the trappings of a traditional pub. Gardaí took details of all persons present within the shed, seized the intoxicating liquor and the drink optics and spirit dispensers.

Investigations ongoing and a full investigation file will be forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions for direction.