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Judge Orders Wedding Party Marquee At Halting Site To Be Taken Down

Niall Colbert
Niall Colbert

2:40 PM - 12 May 2021



A marquee at a halting site in south Dublin has been removed - stopping a wedding reception from going ahead.

A judge directed that it be taken down ahead of the reception in Leopardstown.

The marquee, which could cater for up to 60 people, was erected for a wedding reception, which would have breached Covid-19 rules.

The wedding reception was due to take place at a halting site at Burton Park on Leopardstown Road at 6 o’clock this evening.

The marquee was erected at the home of the groom's parents, Michael and Johanna Connors, who were told by Judge Sinéad Ní Chulacháin to take it down.

As it stands, only fifteen people are allowed to attend an outdoor wedding celebration, while only six can attend an indoor reception.

Judge Ní Chulacháin noted the marquee could comfortably cater for sixty.

The court heard Michael Connors told a council official yesterday that it was to facilitate 40 guests, and that it would be going ahead.

However, the local authority arranged for it to be taken down this afternoon. A heavy Garda presence attended the site while it was being dismantled.

*Reporting by Frank Greaney



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