Six people died as Gardai warned the public about the danger of bank holidays after a “traumatic” 72 hours


Gardai are asking the public to look after the remainder of the bank holiday weekend after six deaths in 72 hours.

Most of the incidents involved the streets, with officials saying “too many families have suffered trauma already this weekend”.

As of Thursday, the body of a man was found in the Kerry Mountains, a man in his 60s died in a crash in Cork, two motorcyclists died on the M50, a mother of two died after her car ran into water in Cork and a man motorcyclist died in a crash in Kilkenny.

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This morning, Deputy Commissioner Paula Hilman, in charge of Road Policing and Community Engagement, said: “Over the past 72 hours, my colleagues at An Garda Síochána and in the other emergency services across the country have responded to a number of tragic fatal incidents. Many families have already suffered trauma this weekend.”

She added: “Whatever activity you take part in this weekend, please be careful. Please ensure that you follow all relevant safety instructions. When traveling on our roads, I urge drivers to ‘slow down please’ and ask All road users to be careful for the remaining days of this bank holiday weekend.”


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