The licensee of a bar in Roundfort, where a number of patrons were found on the premises at 4.15am, was before Castlebar District Court on Wednesday.
Garda Olga Tracey entered Delia Murphy’s, Roundfort, Claremorris, on September 11 2011. The garda noted three people in the bar and also saw people outside looking into the pub from the smoking area. When the garda went outside to take their details she observed two people jump the rear fence.
The licensee Sean Fahy, 15 Churchfield, Balla, was not present in the bar, but the manager John Healy was in charge. Mr Healy told the garda that there had been a party on the premises earlier that night.
Fahy, who has been the licensee for the past five years, has one previous breach of the licensing laws.
The HSE also brought charge under the Public Health (Tobacco ) Act as Mr Healy was smoking a cigarette inside the pub while cleaning up after patrons.
The court heard that the manager still works in the bar after being given a warning by Fahy.
For a breach of the Public Health (Tobacco ) Act, Fahy was convicted and fined €500 by Judge Mary Devins and directed to contribute €500 towards costs. For a breach of the Licensing Act he was convicted and fined €600.