there are already many examples in cities of tables placed outside pubs/restaurants where alcohol is consumed in a roped off area. This is done in accordance with the bye-laws in that town or city.
An Garda Síochána have responsibility for policing the liquor licensing laws and public order generally.
it is generally the case that there is close cooperation between An Garda Síochána and Local Authorities and most licensed premises.
it is expected that the expanded provisions for outdoor dining/drinking will be operated in accordance with these existing arrangements.
there may be need for bye-laws to be made by some local authorities to facilitate the outdoor consumption of alcohol.
in the event that the facilities are being abused or giving rise to concerns on the part of An Garda Síochána that public order issues are arising, they can take action on public order grounds (or if there are breaches of the licensing laws).