Donegal pubs dominate list of smoke ban breaches

Market Bar on Dublin’s Fade St also fined


The Market Bar on Dublin’s Fade Street has been named on a list of 11 premises in breach of the smoking ban in the first three months of this year.

The HSE published the list today saying, in general, compliance with the Public Health (Tobacco) Act, which banned smoking in the workplace including pubs, had been high since its introduction 10 years ago.

“However, significant problems still remain in relation to smoking in the work place”, it said.

The Market Bar, run by Mercroft Taverns Ltd, was fined €250 for one breach of the act and €500 for another, plus €1,250 for costs.

Mercroft Taverns pleaded guilty to the offences when it appeared in court in March.

A further seven premises were in Donegal, one in Monaghan, one in Wexford and one in Tipperary.