Young drivers flout the Covid-19 lockdown in Laois in the Slieve Blooms

Conor Ganly

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Young drivers flout the Covid-19 lockdown in Laois in the Slieve Blooms

Garda photos from the Slieve Blooms

Motorists were caught flouting the Covid-19 lockdown rules in the Slieve Bloom Mountains on the Laois Offaly border over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Laois Offaly Division Gardaí reported that the Laois Roads Policing Unit conducted a patrol of area on Sunday evening and found "a number of motorists congregating and not adhering to social distancing" at Glendine.

Gardaí say a number of road traffic offences were detected and fixed charge notices will be issued.

"All motorists were directed to return home," said the gardaí.