THE PUBLIC has reacted with fury to footage of a large crowd of revellers filmed enjoying a sing-song in Dublin this past Saturday night.
A video showing swathes of people gathered on Grafton Street, singing along to the Oasis song Don’t Look Back In Anger was first posted to Twitter.
No attempts at social distancing appear to be being made in the video, while no face masks are visible in the widely-shared clip.
The footage has drawn strong criticism from across Ireland, with many seeing the actions of those caught on camera as an afront to the efforts being made to reduce the number of cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
— Rafal Kostrzewa (@Dublinheadshot) November 21, 2020
“Clearly not 2 f**ks do those people have for the sacrifices others have made and sacrificed,” one person wrote.
“I feel sorry for the loved ones of those who may die, the brave doctors and nurses that will have to risk their lives, because of tjese f**king #Covidiots" another added.
“And we wonder why the numbers are not dropping!” a third said.
A fourth asked: “How can this be allowed to happen?????”
The incident took place on the same night several arrests were made in Cork by Gardai responding to reports of large crowds gathered in the city centre.
While officers reported that the majority of those gathered in the city were “compliant” a handful of individuals were arrested.
The incidents both come a week after several large groups were seen on video drinking outside a closed pub on South William Street in Dublin.