A Fine Gael spokesperson has called on social media companies to remove all content from their platforms about a planned event billed as a ‘Paddy’s Day Lockdown Rave’ and has asked the organisers to have a bit of cop-on and cancel this reckless event.
Emer Higgins said: “A planned St Patrick’s Day Rave currently being organised at an undisclosed location in Dublin or Kildare is being promoted online, and I am calling on social media companies to remove all content in relation to it.”
She added: “A private social media group advertising a ‘Paddy’s Day Lockdown Rave’ was initially set up on Instagram and seems to have now migrated to Snapchat.”
“It is being advertised as a paid event, with tickets priced at €20 for ravers who want to attend this reckless rave in a warehouse at an undisclosed location in Dublin or Kildare.”
“If this event goes ahead it will be a flagrant dismissal of the current legislations and a mockery to all the efforts everyone has made in the battle against Covid-19.”
Organisers have described Covid as a ”hoax”.
Under Government rules, social gatherings, both indoor and outdoor, are prohibited.