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‘Music was booming’ – Gardai breaks off ‘huge’ wedding celebration

Gardai disbanded a large crowd of people celebrating a wedding in a house in violation of the Covid-19 rules.

Officials were called to the party’s venue on Monday at around 9:30 p.m. on the outskirts of Kilkenny after receiving complaints from members of the public.

Large numbers of cars were parked in front of the house near the ring road on the edge of town, and loud music could be heard across the property.

Gardai disbanded a large crowd of people celebrating a wedding in a house in violation of the Covid-19 rules. Image: Shutterstock

When Gardai arrived at the scene, they spotted a large group of people drinking and dancing around the house.

A Garda source told the Irish Post on Sunday that officials were trying to disperse the crowd.

They found the owner of the house who organized the party. He told gardaí that the gathering was for “a wedding celebration”.

The owner was instructed to turn off the music and everyone present was asked to leave the property. Gardaí confirmed that the owner had been given a fixed fine.

A Garda source told the Irish Post on Sunday that officials were trying to disperse the crowd. Image: Shutterstock

One resident said, “There were a lot of cars outside. The music boomed and went on for hours. This type of behavior represents massive public health [risk] to the community. ‘

A Garda spokesman told MoS: “Gardaí is known to have a wedding that took place on April 5, 2021 in Whitebridge, Co. Kilkenny. Gardaí visited the scene and dealt with those present. ‘

On Friday, gardaí confirmed that almost € 3 million in Covid-19 fines were imposed for violating regulations.

On Friday, gardaí confirmed that almost € 3 million in Covid-19 fines were imposed for violating regulations. Image: Shutterstock

As of Friday, a total of 19,865 Covid-19 fines had been imposed across the country. A total of 13,972 fines of EUR 100 were imposed for non-essential trips, while a further 1,046 fines of EUR 100 and 375 fines of EUR 500 were imposed for non-essential trips to airports and ports.

675 fines of € 500 were imposed for organizing a house party, while 2,666 fines of € 150 were distributed to people who attended parties.

Gardai were called to the wedding venue on Monday at around 9:30 p.m. on the outskirts of Kilkenny after complaints were received from members of the public. Image: Shutterstock

A further 337 fines of € 80 were imposed on people who did not wear face coverings. In total, fines of EUR 2.8 million were imposed. Those who are fined have 28 days to settle the bill or file an appeal.

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