A Ballygawley publican has had his licence suspended for a month after he admitted permitting alcohol consumption outside hours.
Barry Anthony Treanor, 44, from Aghindarragh Road in Augher, the licensee, subsequently arrived at the establishment and told police that he had not given permission to staff to open the bar.
In court on Wednesday last, a solicitor for Mr Treanor said that his client had not been aware that the staff member, who was not the regular barman, had opened the pub for a works function.
He said that Mr Treanor had taken steps to ensure that the issue would not occur again.
District Judge John Meehan handed down a fine of £1,000 and suspended the defendant’s licence for one month. He further ordered that the licence had to be surrendered to the court within three days.
A court offender’s levy of £15 was also imposed.