Bank Holiday Warning: Gardai will be out in force targeting speeding and drink-driving
GARDAI have issued a warning to bank holiday driver that they will be out in force targeting drink drivers, those speeding and using mobile phones.
58 people have lost their lives on the roads so far this year, a drop of seven on 2011.
But Gardai said the will be mounting checkpoints in what is traditionally a dangerous time on the country’s roads.
It is also expected to be a busy weekend at the country's airport with more than 220,000 passengers expected to travel through Dublin Airport over the course of the long weekend.
50,000 people are expected to pass through Cork Airport while 17,000 re expected at Shannon.
Irish Rail says 150,000 passengers will travel on its intercity services.
Bus Eireann said that up 200,000 passengers will use its services between today and Tuesday.