Locals have expressed outrage after a swingers party was held in Stillorgan on Sunday flying in the face of Level 5 lockdown restrictions.
The kinky gathering – billed as a ‘fetish party’ – was held at an undisclosed location in Mount Merrion with 12 couples invited to join in.
An invite, seen by Dublin Gazette, promised hors d’oeurves, champagne and “water sports” with a suite of five rooms to choose from, an array of sex toys and costumes for role play.
Some guests were masked to conceal their identity, and many of those who turned up for the late night romp, travelled well outside their 5km limit to attend.
A source who was once a member of the swinger community was given an invite to the party but declined in disgust over the breach of health and safety regulations.
They told Dublin Gazette: “I and my husband were big on the scene a few years back for many years.
“From being involved on the scene I think this is disgraceful that couples are mixing with each other’s partners.
“Yhere are a confirmed 12 couples attending tonight for the Valentine’s Fetish Party. We politely declined this invite [due to] the dangers with Covid-19.
“It is very careless and a complete lack of respect for frontline workers.”
Under current Government restrictions no visitors are permitted in private homes or gardens other than provision of essential care to children, elderly or vulnerable as part of a support bubble.
It is unlawful to host an event in a private home, or to attend an event in someone else’s home, until March 5 under temporary Covid-19 restrictions attached to the Health Act.
Gardai have the power to attend at the entrance of any private home where they believe an unlawful gathering is taking place, and to direct non-residents to leave.
Fixed penalty notices of €500 for party organisers and €150 for anyone attending the gatherings can be issued.
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