Many groups of people gathered on South William Street.
The Chief Medical Officer has strongly criticised what he says was a "major open air party" in Dublin City Centre last night.
Large crowds were gathered in the South William Street area drinking and socialising from early evening.
Drove into Dublin City Centre to collect someone from work at 815 PM. Absolutely shocked at scenes in South Great George’s St, Exchequer St, South William St area. Enormous crowds- like a major open air party. This is what we do not need when we have made so much progress.— Dr Tony Holohan (@CMOIreland) May 29, 2021
Dr. Tony Holohan says he was "absolutely shocked" by the scenes and that it's not what the country needs given the progress that has been made.
Dublin City Councillor, Mannix Flynn, says the huge crowds were a disgrace:
Four people have been arrested on Sunday afternoon in Dublin city centre after large crowds gathered on the streets overnight.
Gardai say the arrests for public order offences were made on South William Street.
They say officers from the Public Order Unit and the Dog Unit dispersed the crowd from the area, along with crowds in Temple Bar and St Stephen's Green.
Dublin City Councillor, Mannix Flynn, doesn't believe take-away pints should be on sale: