Four people who were allegedly organised the Oireachtas Golf Society 'Golfgate' dinner are to be charged o
ver alleged breaches of health regulations.
They are to be prosecuted for arranging the event, which included a dinner attended by over 80 people just a day after public health restrictions were tightened to limit indoor gatherings to six people.
A garda investigation was launched after the event.
It is believed the two of the four people to be prosecuted are not public figures or attendees, but were involved in the organisation of the dinner at the Station House Hotel in Clifden, Co Galway.
A statement from the Gardai said:
"Summons have been lodged with the Courts, and District Court dates in relation to each of the individuals are awaited. An Garda Síochána will not be commenting further."
The health regulations in question are Section 31A(6)(a) and (12) of the Health Act 1947, as amended by Section 10 of the Health Preservation and Protection and other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Act 2020. The penalty for the breaches are fines of up to €2,500 and up to six months in prison.