More efforts to prevent cross border activity this weekend

The Justice Minister says efforts will be made to make sure people don’t cross the border over the long weekend.


There have been several reports since the start of the restrictions of large number of people travelling from Northern Ireland to parts of Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim at weekends in particular.


Minister Charlie Flanagan held a telephone conservation last night with the North’s Justice Minister, Naomi Long on the need for co-operation between the Gardaí and the PSNI.


Mr Flanagan said they both recognised the compliance with regulations on either side of the border, but said measures need to be reinforced over the May Bank Holiday weekend.


Minister Flanagan says they both agreed to work more closely: