A Westmeath priest has been reprimanded by gardaí for allowing people into the church.
We're at risk of becoming a Communist country if we continue to ban people from practicing their faith.
That's according to Father PJ Hughes from Mount Temple, who has run into conflict with the gardaí, after finding him in breach of covid-19 restrictions for celebrating mass with worshippers present.
But the priest - now bases in County Cavan - says he will not be closing the church doors to those who want to attend mass.
He says they're very careful about social distancing and hand santitising - but it's not for the government to intervene in the divine right to practice faith: