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Two men fined for breaching Covid rules at gathering of more than 20 people during lockdown

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Two men who were rounded up in a group of more than 20 people during the lockdown have been fined for breaching Covid regulations.

Onovan Bentley (20), The Commons, Lusk, County Dublin, pleaded guilty to the offense on February 26, 2021.

Gardaí went to Post Office Road in Lusk on the date in question where a large group of over 20 people had gathered.

They explained that Covid restrictions were in place and they could not gather as a large group.

Many of the group were intoxicated and there was no social distancing in place, Balbriggan District Court heard.

Bentley did not leave the area and when gardaí spoke to him he first gave them false details, however, then they found out his true identity and a fixed penalty notice was issued but was not paid.

David Diaz (19), The Avenue, Orlynn Park, Lusk was also part of the large group that gathered on February 26 last year.

He was part of the group who were “encouraged to go home” but he did not comply with the order.

A lump sum fine was issued but not paid.

Judge Dermot Dempsey convicted the two men and fined them €200 each.