Fine Gael urge social media companies to delete all content related to St. Patrick's Day rave 2 weeks ago

Fine Gael urge social media companies to delete all content related to St. Patrick's Day rave

Organisers of the controversial ‘lockdown rave’ advertised for St Patrick’s Day have insisted it will go ahead despite coronavirus restrictions.

A Fine Gael TD has urged social media companies to delete all content related to a controversial St. Patrick's Day rave.

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The event, which is being advertised on social media, is to be held somewhere in Kildare or Dublin on 17 March – with the location to be revealed 12 hours before doors are due to open.

Fine Gael TD Emer Higgins has urged people not to go, and also demanded that social media companies delete all content relating to the mass gathering.

She said: "We are all subject to Level 5 lockdown, and we are all sick to the back teeth of lockdown and social restrictions.

"But we have to abide by the rules to save lives. The idea that people might end up going to an organised, ticketed event is just absolutely outrageous."

She again urged people not to attend the event, saying: "It's reckless, it's illegal, and it's just nothing short of outrageous."

She finished the video, which can be seen below, by asking the organisers to have a bit of "cop on" and cancel the event.

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