Access to South William Street in Dublin city centre was restricted for a short time last night due to public health concerns.

Gardaí from Pearse Street and the Public Order Unit restricted access to the street after large groups of people congregating in the area.

In a statement, An Garda Síochána said that everyone present left without incident and no arrests were made.

High-visibility patrols were carried out in the capital and in Cork as part of Operation Fanacht.

They said that as part of the Operation members "engage, explain, encourage and, as a last resort, enforce" Covid-19 restrictions.