Intoxicating Liquor Act 2003

Entry, inspection, etc. of licensed premises by member of Garda Síochána.

18.—(1) Any member of the Garda Síochána, whether in uniform or not, may enter without a warrant any licensed premises at any time and there make such inspection, examination, observation and enquiry as he or she may think proper for the prevention or detection of offences under the Acts or this Act.

(2) Any person who—

(a) prevents or attempts to prevent a member of the Garda Síochána from exercising the power conferred by subsection (1), or

(b) obstructs or attempts to obstruct any such member in the exercise of that power,

is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding—

(i) for a first offence, €1,500, or

(ii) for a second or any subsequent offence, €2,000.