Athenry Mart has had its licence suspended by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine due to an apparent breach of a COVID-19 safety procedure.
In a statement, the Department said that the Mart’s licence was suspended on Thursday last, 22 April.
Department officials are in contact with management at the mart in order to progress matters and resolve the situation, the statement said.
Any mart that is currently trading has had its Level 5 COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) approved by Department officials.
Each mart is subject to ongoing inspections to monitor compliance with Level 5 COVID-19 SOPs – and breaches may lead to the suspension of the mart licence.
Athenry Mart is the only mart to have had its licence suspended due to a breach of COVID regulations.