County Limerick publican who was ‘highly intoxicated’ when gardai arrived is fined

A County Limerick publican who was “highly intoxicated” when gardai arrived to inspect her bar, Newcastle West court heard

A County Limerick publican who was “highly intoxicated” when gardai arrived to inspect her bar, Newcastle West court heard

A COUNTY Limerick publican who was “highly intoxicated” when gardai arrived to inspect her bar was fined €1,800 when she was convicted at Newcastle West court of six breaches of the licensing laws. 

Kathleen Mulcaire, Kathleen’s Bar, Bank Place, Rathkeale, was not in court to face the charges. 

The court was told that at 1.25am last August 4, gardai went to the licensed premises having received a report that music was coming from the bar.

They knocked several times on the door and eventually gained entry. There were ten people in the pub with fresh drinks in front of them and Ms Mulcaire was “highly intoxicated”, the court heard.

The premises were then cleared. 

Ms Mulcaire was fined €300 on each of six counts of allowing alcohol to be consumed, selling intoxicated liquor; opening the premises for the sale of intoxicating liquor; permiting people to be on the licensed premises after hours; exhibiting intoxicating liquor for sale and keeping the premises open for the sale of intoxicating liquor.  

Recognisance with leave to appeal was fixed at €350.