People using common sense with differing restrictions

A Cavan councillor says people along the border have exercised common sense when it comes to differing Covid-19 restrictions between the North and South.

It follows reports of a surge in bookings for hair appointments from the Republic, with salons and barbers to reopen there on Friday.

The Justice Minister, Helen McEntee’s confirmed there are no plans for Garda checkpoints to stop people getting their hair done.

Blacklion Fianna Fáil councillor John Paul Feely doesn’t believe it will be much of a problem.


The Justice Minister’s confirmed people living close to the border are entitled to travel 20 kilometres from home to the North.

It comes as hairdressers and barbers get set to open in Northern Ireland from Friday.

A number of businesses says clients from the Republic have made appointments.

Minister Helen McEntee says while no one living on the border will be penalised , she hopes people will behave responsibly.