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Gardaí tell farmer collecting animal to ‘return home’

An Garda Síochána has reminded the public to comply with Covid-19-related guidelines at all times.

Meath Crime Prevention made the call after it detected a number of motorists undertaking non-essential journeys earlier today (Thursday, April 9th). 


In a post on social media this evening, a spokesperson for Meath Crime Prevention said: “This farmer at a checkpoint today insisted his journey to Cavan to collect an animal was essential.”

“After Garda enquiries were made, it turned out it wasn’t essential. He was directed to return home.”

Another motorist was stopped going from Ashbourne to deliver an item of furniture to a friend in Oldcastle; he was also forced to follow the same course of action as the farmer.

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“Another motorist said he was going to the local food store, but his Sat Nav told a different story. Also sent home. This is very disheartening folks.”

“We are trying to do our part to stop the spread of this virus. Please stay at home, especially this Easter weekend.”

“Only ESSENTIAL journeys to be made and stay within 2km from your home if exercising.” the spokesperson concluded.

Image source: Meath Crime Prevention Facebook

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