The Irish public is ignoring the scaremongering over COVID19 packing pubs and bars over the weekend. How long can this lockdown really continue?
Ireland is "weeks away" from a second wave of coronavirus after scenes similar to an All Ireland final day, a GP has said.
Dr Maitiu O Tuathail drove through Dublin's city centre on Saturday night and described it as "absolutely rammed".
The doctor believes Ireland could be headed for a second wave as a result which he described as a major kick to frontline workers.
Speaking on RTÉ Radio One’s Brendan O’Connor show this morning, Dr Maitiu O Tuathail said: "After last night, I really think we’re weeks away from a second wave."
The doctor added it was a "slap in the face to those who’ve broken their backs to keep the country working".
Simon Harris has also condemned the scenes in Dublin on Saturday and asked people to "cop on".
The Minister tweeted: "C’mon everyone. We’ve come too far to go back. Great to see our economy reopened and social life resuming but let’s keep using our cop on and common sense.
"We owe it to each other, to those families who have lost loved ones, to the local business we want to keep open and to our kids."
The Licensed Vinters Association have released a statement slamming the behaviour this morning.
A spokesperson said: "Unfortunately scenes like this have been taking place over the last few weekends in Dublin city centre. We are reminding pubs who are serving takeout of their responsibilities.
"Legal advice issued by the Gardaí in May said that any drinks purchased as takeaways must be consumed more than 100 metres from the pub which sold the alcohol. The advice also indicated the Gardaí have the power to confiscate drink being consumed on the road or in a public place."