Publicans condemn drinking on street as it "jeopardises public health" 1 month ago

Publicans condemn drinking on street as it "jeopardises public health"

"The LVA fully supports measures being taken by the Gardaí to manage these issues."

The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) has publicly condemned groups of people drinking on the street, claiming that it completely "jeopardises public health".

This comes after a weekend that saw a number of images and videos emerge of large groups of people taking to the streets and drinking alcohol.

The LVA has said that it "utterly condemns" the scenes, saying it is in no way acceptable and that it "completely jeopardises" public health.

It also said it fully supports measures being taken by Gardaí to manage these issues.

"We are also aware that members of the public are bringing alcohol purchased from off-licences with them to these locations. Such drinking in public spaces presents a terrible image of our city centre. It is potentially extremely damaging to public health.

"It also has a negative impact on the efforts being made by responsible businesses who are beginning the process of recovery.

"The LVA fully supports measures being taken by the Gardaí to manage these issues."

You can read the LVA statement in full here.

This weekend saw Gardaí confiscate alcohol from a premise in Dublin for breaching Covid regulations, as checks were carried out throughout the weekend.