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Gardaí asked three Tesco off-licences to close ahead of yesterday's Ireland match

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TESCO HAS CONFIRMED that Gardaí requested that three of its stores close their off licences in the hours before the Ireland v Poland match at the Aviva yesterday.

The Tesco stores at Ringsend, Sandymount and Baggot Street Upper temporarily suspended the sale of alcohol between the hours of 4pm and 7.30pm.

In a statement Tesco said the Gardaí had “contacted a number of retailers in advance”.

To support the Gardai and our community with public safety, we adhered to this request and apologized to customers for any inconvenience

A Garda spokesperson told DailyEdge.ie that the request for the closure would have been made by Gardaí at a local level, and they they weren’t immediately aware of how many premises in the area had been asked to impose a similar halt on the sale of alcohol.

h/t Broadsheet.ie 

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