A licence to sell wine was conditionally granted to the Londis store at the new Donegal Service Station. The premises also includes Supermac’s and a forecourt.

However, the company Koley Ltd will first have to issue a wayleave to gardaí to enter the shop through a non-licenced part of the premises.

Solicitor Mark Mullaney acting for the applicant put forward the application at last Wednesday’s sitting of Donegal District Court.

Ken Foley who is a director of the company explained the layout of the premises to the court.

The plaza has an entrance and hallway which has the Londis shop on the left. A food hall is further down on the right. The wine sales application only applies to the shop.

Judge Kevin Kilrane said a form of permission for gardaí to enter the proposed licenced area via the non-licenced area was needed.


“I will grant the application,” he said. “But the certificate is not to issue until a licence or wayleave is issued to gardaí to enter through the non-licenced area.

“The registrar will have to receive a letter from Inspector Joyce confirming that the document is acceptable.”

The court heard that the shop already met the condition of having CCTV installed.

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