Three arrested following large street party in Limerick
Three men were arrested at the street party.
Three people were arrested by Gardaí on Tuesday evening following a street party close to the grounds of the University of Limerick.
Two men (20s) were arrested under the Public Order Legislation and one man (20s) was arrested under Misuse of Drugs Legislation after Gardaí in Limerick received reports of a street party which was taking place on Carysfort Avenue, College Court in Castletroy.
A policing operation was put in place and a "significant number" of Garda units attended the scene.
Garda members arrived at the scene and attempted to engage with the gathered individuals.
Following continued and orchestrated non-compliance with Public Health Regulations and failing to comply with directions from An Garda Síochána, Gardaí were forced to intervene at approximately 7.15pm.
Three persons were arrested at the scene.
Footage of the party has been shared widely on social media.
Gardaí have commenced an investigation into identifying the organisers of this event, and as with all breaches of the Public Health Regulations a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Gardaí have issued approximately 30 Fixed Payment Notices for Breaches of the Health Act, at this time.
In a statement released on Tuesday night, An Garda Síochána said that its staff in Limerick continue to have a close and positive working relationship with the authorities and community in the University of Limerick, which was previously demonstrated at the start of the academic year in 2020.
"Gardaí in Limerick will continue to provide high visibility patrols in the vicinity of the University of Limerick campus and surrounding residential areas to check compliance to Covid-19 regulations and keep the community safe.
"The Covid-19 Pandemic remains a public health crisis and An Garda Síochána continues to appeal to all citizens to demonstrate personal and social responsibility to comply with Public Health Guidelines and Regulations in order to continue to save lives."