An Garda Síochána is investigating an event that was held in Co. Galway on the 19th August, 2020 into alleged breaches of The Health Act 1947 (Section 31A-Temporary Restrictions) (COVID-19) (No.3) Regulations 2020, as amended.
As this is an active investigation An Garda Síochána has no further comment.
Note to Editor (For guidance only, NOT for publication):
As has been the case throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic An Garda Síochána will not be commenting on or confirming the identity of any individual premises or person.
The Health Act 1947 (Section 31A-Temporary Restrictions) (COVID-19) (No.3) Regulations 2020 are currently in force until the 31st August, 2020.
An Garda Síochána is investigation inter alia breaches of Regulation 5 Restriction on Events "a person shall not organise, or cause to be organised”
Where potential breaches of the Public Health Regulations are identified a file is submitted to the Director of Public Prosecutions for a direction as to how to proceed.
Public Health guidelines on Social distancing and management of events are not penal provisions.
A Garda spokesperson is not available.