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An Garda Síochána Road Safety Appeal - 5th June 2022

Issue Date: 05/06/2022

An Garda Síochána Issues Appeal for the Public to take care over the remainder of this Bank Holiday weekend.

Since Thursday 2nd June 2022 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.

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.'

Note: The following Incidents have been widely reported so far this June Bank Holiday Weekend….
Thursday 2nd June –
Body of a 60 year old male recovered in the Kerry Mountains.
Male in 60s died in Road Traffic Collision, Dunmanway, Co Cork
Friday 3rd June
Two male motorcyclists (50s/ 60s) killed in Road Traffic Collision on the M50 Motorway, Dublin
Female (early 40s) died in vehicle related incident in Cork City
Saturday 4th June
Male Motorcyclist (early 40s) killed in Road Traffic Collision in Clifden, Co Kilkenny.
An image of a Roads Policing Unit checkpoint on the M7 in Nenagh, Co Tipperary, taken this weekend is attached.