Gardaí urge care over rest of Bank Holiday weekend

Gardaí urge care over rest of Bank Holiday weekend

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An Gardaí Síochána has issued an appeal for the public to take care over the remainder of this Bank Holiday weekend following a number of fatal incidents since Thursday.

Since June 2nd, An Garda Síochána and other Emergency Services have dealt with a significant number of Fatal Incidents across the country.

These tragic incidents have left behind grieving families and friends on a Bank Holiday Weekend which should be full of fun and enjoyment.

All incidents remain under appropriate investigation and will ultimately result in files for the local Coroner. An Garda Síochána has appointed Family Liaison Officers to support families in all of these tragic fatal incidents.

In Co Clare on Friday evening, five people were hospitalised following a five-vehicle collision on the N68 near Caherea. Fortunately no one sustained life-threatening injuries.

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Speaking this morning Assistant Commissioner Paula Hilman, with responsibility for Roads Policing and Community Engagement has appealed – ‘In the last 72 hours my colleagues in An Garda Síochána and in the other Emergency Services across the country have responded to a number of tragic fatal incidents. Too many families have suffered trauma already this weekend.’

Speaking further Assistant Commissioner Hilman said –
‘No matter what activity you are taking part in this weekend to please take care. Please ensure that you are following all the appropriate safety advice. If you are travelling on our roads I appeal to drivers ‘please slow down’ and ask all road users to take care over the remaining days of this Bank Holiday Weekend.’

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