DROGHEDA GARDA STATION

Father Connolly Way, Drogheda: (041) 987 4200

GARDA CONFIDENTIAL NUMBER – 1800 666 111

GENERAL ADVICE

It is not only dancers that have to keep their feet right! The following information is a guide to keeping on the right side of the law in Ireland…..

  • Under Irish law it is forbidden to smoke in any workplace or in any public building – this includes pubs, restaurants, shops, cafés and hotels. Hotels often provide rooms for smokers
  • Persons under the age of 18 may not enter a public bar or purchase alcohol at any outlet. Many pubs serve food and admit accompanied children until evening time.
  • There is a total prohibition, public and private, against the use of substances listed in the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977 as amended; cannabinoids, cocaine, heroin, amphetamines, hallucinogenics etc.
  • In dealing with members of the Garda Síochána (Irish Police) the practice is to address the officer as ‘Garda’.
  • Any person is obliged to give his/her name to a Garda if requested and, although there is no strict obligation to carry an identity card it is recommended that you do carry some form of personal identification.
  • It is an offence to be intoxicated in a public place
  • If a member of the Garda Síochána gives you an instruction you must comply with it
  • As there will be crowds in the town visitors are advised to be wary of pick-pockets and theft in general. Please secure your personal belongings and do not leave valuables in vehicles
  • Any action that could cause scandal can be treated as an action of public indecency even if it has no sexual intent.
  • You are not permitted to use amplifiers or megaphones in any public place

PLEASE ENJOY YOURSELF SENSIBLY DURING THE FLEADH