July 19, 2024

‘Just taking my newborn son home’ – Kilkenny motorist has a very good excuse for being outside Covid 2km zone

This Kilkenny man had a great excuse for being outside the 2km zone gardai after he was stopped at a Covid-19 checkpoint earlier today.

“I’m just bringing my newborn son Josh and mam home from St Luke’s Hospital,” said Andrew to the officers as he nodded to his precious cargo in the back seat of the car.

The stunned gardai warmly congratulated the proud parents and and their new bundle of joy as they waved them on.

A local Garda spokesperson summed it up succinctly: “Definitely a good news story.”

Meanwhile, Kilkenny County Council has urged all road users to comply with the 2km Covid-19 rule for excercising over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

A council spokesperson said: “It is more important than ever to pay attention to the roads and be courteous to other road users for your safety and the safety of others.

“The council is urging road users to take extra care as the number of tractors, trailers and other heavy machinery using the roads increases.  We appeal to farmers and contractors around the County to be mindful of pedestrians on the roads.

“We should all expect the unexpected, as danger could literally be around the next corner.”

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