New Garda powers considered


Cabinet is meeting today to consider increased enforcement powers for Gardai to shutdown house parties and pubs that aren't complying with public health guidelines.

The proposed new legislation is part of further measures to tackle the spread of Covid-19 announced last week and is expected to be approved by Ministers today.

As part of the proposals, it would be an offence to organise or attend a gathering of more than 6 people in a private house.