Limerick city publicans fined for breaching smoking ban

Limerick city publicans fined for breaching smoking ban

TWO city publicans have been prosecuted and fined for separate breaches of the smoking ban, writes David Hurley.

Limerick District Court was told the breaches were detected on dates last October and November when Environmental Health Officers with the Health Service Executive carried out inspections.

In one pub, around 20 people were observed in the designated smoking area which was not compliant with the regulations while four people were observed smoking in an enclosed area at the second pub.

Fines totalling €4,000 were imposed by Judge Marian O’Leary and both publicans were banned from selling tobacco products for two weeks and one week respectively.