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Concerns as hundreds ignore COVID guidelines to party on streets of Temple Bar

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Shocking images show hundreds of revellers ignoring COVID warnings about social distancing as they party the weekend away in Temple Bar.a group of people standing in front of a crowd© Provided by Extra.ie

Gardaí made three arrests at large gatherings which took place in Dublin’s Temple Bar, and pictures taken after officers arrived show the streets almost empty.

Images and videos were circulated online showing hundreds of people in the city to socialise on Saturday night.a group of people walking in front of a crowd: Shocking images show hundreds of revellers ignoring COVID warnings about social distancing as they party the weekend away in Temple Bar. Pic: Earth Cam© Provided by Extra.ie Shocking images show hundreds of revellers ignoring COVID warnings about social distancing as they party the weekend away in Temple Bar. Pic: Earth Cam

The rowdy scenes even included revellers perched on top of people’s shoulders.

Gardaí confirmed yesterday that three men, all in their 20s, were arrested for public order offences.

A Garda spokesman said: ‘Gardaí attended the Temple Bar area yesterday evening, Saturday, May 22, 2021. A number of persons were gathered in the area. Gardaí engaged with those present and the crowd dispersed.a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Images and videos were circulated online showing hundreds of people in the city to socialise on Saturday night. Pic: Twitter© Provided by Extra.ie Images and videos were circulated online showing hundreds of people in the city to socialise on Saturday night. Pic: Twitter

‘Three males, all aged in their 20s, were arrested for public order offences.’

The gathering came as 438 new cases of COVID-19 were notified to the Department of Health, it was confirmed last night.

Health officials in the mid-west have warned that Limerick could be in a ‘very troubling position’ if daily COVID-19 cases in the area continue to rise.a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Gardaí made three arrests at large gatherings which took place in Dublin’s Temple Bar. Pic: Earth Cam© Provided by Extra.ie Gardaí made three arrests at large gatherings which took place in Dublin’s Temple Bar. Pic: Earth Cam

Public Health Mid-West said it was seriously concerned by a rapid increase in infections connected to social gatherings in the past two weeks and appealed to people suffering symptoms not to go to emergency departments.

Instead, it has asked people who are worried that they might have contracted the virus to

phone in advance for advice and to avoid contact with other people by self-isolating.

The number of COVID-19 patients admitted to University Hospital Limerick has increased from two to 14 this week as hospitals have sought to deal with the fallout from the cyber attack.a lit up city at night: Pictures taken after officers arrived show the streets almost empty. Pic: Earth Cam© Provided by Extra.ie Pictures taken after officers arrived show the streets almost empty. Pic: Earth Cam

HSE chief Paul Reid told RTÉ’s This Week programme the spike in cases in the area is ‘an early warning for all of us’.

‘If I just look at the trends, and the cases overall haven’t significantly risen on a national basis. We’re still just over 400 each day,’ he said.

‘Saturday, yesterday, versus the previous Saturday, we were up around 23% of our community swabs, so more people are coming through for swabbing.’a train is parked on the side of a road: The number of COVID-19 patients admitted to University Hospital Limerick has increased from two to 14 this week as hospitals have sought to deal with the fallout from the cyber attack. Pic: Google Street View© Provided by Extra.ie The number of COVID-19 patients admitted to University Hospital Limerick has increased from two to 14 this week as hospitals have sought to deal with the fallout from the cyber attack. Pic: Google Street View

He added: ‘We will monitor this closely. I think this is an early warning for everyone that this is very much still with us. We need the place and time to continue our vaccination programme.’

Current public health restrictions permit the gathering of up to three households, or six people from any number of households, outdoors, including in gardens.

Organised outdoor gatherings can take place with a maximum attendance of 15 in total.a group of people riding on the back of a bicycle: Dublin City Council announced its decision to close off a section of the Portobello area to the public because it was the site of ‘unacceptable behaviour’. Pic: Rollingnews.ie© Provided by Extra.ie Dublin City Council announced its decision to close off a section of the Portobello area to the public because it was the site of ‘unacceptable behaviour’. Pic: Rollingnews.ie

Last weekend, Dublin City Council announced its decision to close off a section of the Portobello area to the public because it was the site of ‘unacceptable behaviour’.

In a statement, the council said the plaza will remain closed from midday Friday to midday Monday, until June 11.

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