Via Shannonside Radio:
Gardai in Athlone have confirmed that no fixed charged penalty notices were issued for breaches of Covid-19 regulations after they attended a church in Athlone on Sunday morning.
Officers spoke to a number of people who gathered at the church in the town for an early morning mass just after 10am.
Video footage of gardai speaking to people inside the church and outside has been shared online and Gardai have confirmed to Shannonside FM that officers engaged with those present and all persons complied with direction from Gardaí.
If this was a Mass the Gardaí would be on the scene to break it up. How is this more essential than socially distant worship or somebody opening their business? One rule for them… https://t.co/NUslrjomSj
— Robert Burke (@robertburke84) April 26, 2021