Taoiseach Issues Bank Holiday Road Safety Plea

While the Superintendent in Portlaoise is highlighting road death statistics from long weekends.

Gardai in the midlands are appealing to motorists to take extra care on the roads this bank holiday weekend.

Patrols will be targeting drink drivers, mobile phone offenders, seat belt offences and speeding.

42 people have been killed on the roads so far this year.

Superintendent at Portlaoise Garda Station Eamon Curley is urging motorists to slow down:

New Road Safety Authority research shows one in 10 people have reported driving after drinking alcohol in the last year. 

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says enforcement of the rules is key:

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