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Cork covidiots Man calls gardai on housemates after they hold party in the middle of lockdown

I came down here one night - oh my God - there were 20 people downstairs, I mean the size of this place, pushing past people, coughing up on you, and they’re all drunk.”

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A man in Cork called Gardaí to break up a house party which was taking place in his own home last weekend.

Garda Paul Drommey and Garda Ruth Maher were on patrol in Cork city to ensure that people were following the current Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions, when they received a call from someone about a houseparty.

The man, who spoke to an RTÉ reporter for Today with Claire Byrne, was living in a student area and called the guards on his own housemates over a party they were throwing.

“I called the guards tonight, on my housemates,” he said. They party “all the time” according to the man, “in the middle of level 5 lockdown. There’s no masks, there’s no respect.”

“And that’s my biggest issue with it, there’s some expectation in a houseshare there’s going to be some boundaries.”

He added that calling the guards wasn’t the first thing he tried to stop their frequent house parties.

“I’ve very much come down the stairs and been like: ‘Lads, it’s Level 5 lockdown, cop on’,” he said. “I’m working in a shop; I’m helping old ladies with their shopping.”

“I came down here one night - oh my God - there were 20 people downstairs, I mean the size of this place, pushing past people, coughing up on you, and they’re all drunk.”

“And what you got was ‘sorry, sorry, sorry - it won’t happen again, we understand’. The next night, party again, the very next night.”

“Last night they were partying as well, I was working at six in the morning, [I was] woken up at three in the morning, and the abuse you get as well.”

After breaking up the party, Garda Drommey said that: “We spoke to the lady in question, and she admitted she did organise a house party, so she’s going to be issued a €500 fine.”

Additionally, anyone who attended the house party will also have to pay a €150 fine. The €150 fine only applies to people caught in house parties, Garda Maher explained, saying people caught outside will just receive a €100 fine.

“The 5k only applies if you are exercising,” she said. “If you are outside of the 5k it has to be an essential journey or there has to be a reasonable excuse as to why you’re actually travelling outside of the 5k.”

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