Two politicians and two hoteliers are due to appear in court next week on charges related to the organisation of the controversial Oireachtas Golf Society dinner last August.
Independent TD Noel Grealish (55), former Fianna Fáil senator Donie Cassidy (75), hotelier John Sweeney (60) and his son James Sweeney (32) are all listed to appear at a sitting of Clifden District Court in Co Galway next Thursday.
Each will face a single charge of organising or causing to organise an event in contravention of Section 31A of the Health Act 1947, as amended to limit the spread of Covid-19.
The offences are alleged to have taken place at the Station House Hotel in Clifden last August 19 when 81 people attended an Oireachtas Golf Society dinner.
Charges were directed in the matter after gardaí sent a file to the Director of Public Prosecutions. The penalties for breaches of the regulations are fines of up to €2,500 and up to six months in prison.