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Dublin: 2 °C Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Strong garda presence in Dublin after sun brings hundreds out for beach rave

Around 7,000 people were invited on Facebook to a party at Sutton Beach, north Dublin this evening.

(Image: Luke/Twitter)

IARNRÓD ÉIREANN HAVE had to close Sutton rail station in north Dublin at the request of gardaí following reports that a rave party had been planned on the beach there this evening.

Over 7,000 people were invited to the party at Sutton Beach on Facebook, with around 2,000 saying they would attend.

Gardaí have now closed Sutton rail station, and hundreds of party goers have got off at Howth Junction.

Garda presence at Howth Junction. (Image: Luke/Twitter)

There are reports of a strong garda presence at Howth who are checking bags and confiscating alcohol.

Gardaí told that the Sutton Station was closed as a “safety” precaution and said there have been no incidents or arrests so far.

(Image: Mark Gleeson/

Gardaí added that they were not worried about the situation escalating into the disturbances that took place on Portmarnock Beach two weeks ago.

A spokesperson for Irish Rail said that Sutton Station has been closed to all city services and will reopen when gardaí permit.

Sutton Beach where the party had been planned this evening. (Image: Alan Gilligan/Twitter)

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