Gardaí investigating alleged breach of Covid-19 regulations at pub near Croke Park following All-Ireland final 3 months ago

Gardaí investigating alleged breach of Covid-19 regulations at pub near Croke Park following All-Ireland final

Gardaí also said there were reports of "anti-social behaviour and a lack of social distancing" among crowds at Croke Park.

Gardaí are investigating the alleged breach of Covid-19 regulations at a pub in the Croke Park area following the All-Ireland final on Sunday.

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Gardaí said that a policing plan had been put in place for the final following reports of "anti-social behaviour and a lack of social distancing among crowds".

They said in a statement to JOE on Monday: "As part of the policing plan for yesterday's All-Ireland Final, and following reports of anti-social behaviour and a lack of social distancing among crowds, Gardaí conducted a number of inspections of licensed premises in the Croke Park Area.

"A number of these premises were asked to temporarily cease trading in the interest of public safety.

"Gardaí are carrying out enquiries into alleged breaches of Covid Regulations at one of these premises."

It comes as The Event Industry Alliance has called on Taoiseach Micheál Martin to fully reopen the Live Entertainment and Event industry by 1 September.

The group said that unless the industry is fully reopened by that date, Martin should step down as Taoiseach.

In a statement, the group pointed to the All-Ireland Hurling Final held in Croke Park on Sunday which did not require Covid-19 testing, contact tracing or proof of vaccination.

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Event Industry Alliance, which represents a number of live event and music industry groups, said that Micheál Martin and Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney’s attendance at Croke Park yesterday is a “blatant disregard” for the live events sector.

Speaking on Sunday, Simon Coveney said there was a big difference between the All-Ireland Final and other entertainment events.

“There’s a big difference, it’s outside, it’s structured, it’s in a very large stadium. People will be apart in terms of social distancing and wearing masks,” he told RTÉ Radio One.

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