The President of the IMO says people who congregate in pubs and fail to observe social distancing or wear masks could be risking the possibility of a second wave of coronavirus in the coming weeks.
Concern has been expressed after large crowds were observed outside some bars and restaurants across the country over the weekend.
The scenes were condemned by the Restaurants Association, as well as concerns being expressed by the Vintners Federation.
Gardai walking around the streets in Dublin City Centre to make sure pubs are not breaking the guidelines on social distancing, serving food or time limits etc
Yet this is allowed on Dame Lane..... pic.twitter.com/4inEgsY2Rm
— Barry Whyte (@BarryWhyte85) July 4, 2020
Longford-based Padraig McGarry told the Joe Finnegan Show that people risking the public health for the sake of a few pints is hard to understand :