Sheehan urges people not to have house parties as restrictions lift

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Conor Sheehan, Limerick City North Candidate Picture Brendan Gleeson
LIMERICK Labour Councillor Conor Sheehan has asked people not to have house parties as more Covid-19 restrictions are expected to be lifted on May 18th.

The City North Councillor said: “I have had numerous reports from constituents across Limerick City North of house parties having taken place recently, including one incident in where Gardai were called to a house in Garryowen four times over the weekend.” he said.

It comes as phase one of restrictions being lifted begins on May 18th.

“People need to seriously cop on, we are nowhere near out of the woods with Covid-19 and if there is an increase in community spread from people attending these parties then more stringent measures will have to be reintroduced.

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“These are a minority of people who are causing a nuisance and making life difficult for those of us trying our best to live within the restrictions.

“I had calls from distressed constituents in Garryowen, Moyross and the Island who were kept awake into the small hours by crowds of people and blaring music.” he added

“If you know of one of these parties please contact the Garda confidential line and if you are thinking of having one, please don’t.

“Social distancing becomes impossible when households mix in small areas after consuming alcohol. Remember complacency is a killer and the less people comply with these restrictions the longer they will have to remain in place.

“My fear is that more and more people may be tempted to attend or host these parties in the run up to and after May 18th when we enter the first phase of easing of coronavirus restrictions.” he explained.