An Garda Síochána is advising people to stay home to stay safe this St Patrick’s Day and avoid large gatherings and house parties.
Despite constant and consistent public health advice, An Garda Síochána continues to find people gathering in large groups at social occasions and at house parties.
Tomorrow 2,500 Gardaí will be deployed across the country engaging in a wide-range of activities to support public health measures.
They will be supported by national units such as the dog unit, the mounted unit, air support, and public order.
Multiple protests are being planned on social media by disparate groups in different locations across Dublin city centre.
An Garda Síochána is advising the public to refrain from any non-essential journeys to the city centre on the day as restrictions and cordons will be in place that may hinder easy movement around the city.
Checkpoints will be in place on arterial routes into the city and checks will be conducted on public transport over the course of St Patrick’s Day.
In line with public health advice, in the first instance, An Garda Síochána would ask people not to organise or attend such protests.