Gardaí break up gathering of 800 people at ‘car meet’

Gardaí intervened final night time to break up a big 'automobile meet' after up to 800 people had gathered at the occasion in Co Cork.

They mentioned they obtained a report that a whole lot of people had gathered at Eastgate, Little Island in contravention of public well being laws.

Gardaí additionally mentioned there have been greater than 250 autos in attendance.

In an announcement, gardaí mentioned: "There was little or no proof of social distancing, sporting of face coverings or common compliance with public well being tips.

"Ages of contributors included older males of their 30s/40s, some accompanied by younger youngsters, however primarily women and men of their 20s.

"Participants had travelled from outside the greater Cork area and various parts of Munster."

One senior garda inspector described it as "a disgraceful gathering of persons, despite the health advice in the last few days".

The crowd was dispersed quickly after gardaí arrived and there have been no public order incidents.

One man was arrested for what gardaí referred to as "drunkenness offences".


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