PICS: Three arrested following street party in Limerick
Gardaí responded to reports of a large house party yesterday.
Gardaí in Henry Street received reports of a street party which was taking place on Carysfort Avenue, College Court, Castletroy, Co. Limerick yesterday evening Tuesday, March 2.
A policing operation was put in place and a significant number of Garda units attended the scene.
Garda members say that they 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. Two men (20s) were arrested under the Public Order Legislation and one man (20s) was arrested under Misuse of Drugs Legislation.
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.
According to a press statement released by An Garda Síochána;
"An Garda Síochána 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."
No further statements or information about the incident have been released at this time.