Gardaí are gearing up to deploy up a full-time public order unit. It’s reported the unit will be in place by tomorrow.
The special unit will focus on patrolling at-risk locations and will endeavour to ensure the maintenance of law and order.
The unit will consist of 100 Gardaí, sergeants and inspectors, working a two-rota system of 12-hour shifts, Breaking News reports.
It’s anticipated that the unit will be deployed by tomorrow afternoon.
Meanwhile, health professionals have issued a plea urging people to stay at home this St Patrick’s Day.
Dr Jack Lambert, the head of the national isolation unit at the Mater Hospital has issued advice to the public to refrain from holding any parties today for St Patrick’s Day.