It was happening at a church in West Dublin.

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A priest in Dublin has been ordered by Gardaí to stop giving holy communion to people.

Over a number of weeks, dozens of people have been visiting the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Huntstown for their holy communion.

Parishioners were receiving it through a door of the church after watching mass online.

Gardaí say they became aware of an event taking place at the church and it is no longer happening.

The priest involved in giving out the communion says it is not happening anymore as he was told it was an organised activity.