DROGHEDA GARDA STATION
Father Connolly Way, Drogheda: (041) 987 4200
GARDA CONFIDENTIAL NUMBER – 1800 666 111
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