Ireland

Gardaí break up large gathering outside Dublin flat complex

GARDAÍ LAST NIGHT broke up a gathering outside a flat complex in Dublin after receiving a number of calls about the large number of people in attendance.

A video circulating on social media shows around 100 people standing around a small marquee, with loud music playing, next to the Oliver Bond Street flats in Dublin.

Under Level 3 restrictions in place in Dublin, no outdoor gatherings of more than 15 people are permitted. 

A garda spokesperson confirmed officers responded to reports of a gathering at a residential complex on Oliver Bond Street yesterday evening.

“Gardaí attended the scene and requested all persons to disperse,” they said. “Gardaí maintained a presence in the area. No breaches of regulations were detected.”

The spokesperson said a number of patrols were conducted in the area over the course of the evening.

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“In supporting the Covid-19 public health guidelines and regulations, An Garda Síochána has and will continue to adopt, a graduated policing response based on its tradition of policing by consent. This has seen gardaí engage, educate, encourage and, as a last resort, enforce.”

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