There was a marked increase in the number of public order arrests over the Bank Holiday weekend according to the Gardai.
In the County Town which held two unique parades on St Patrick’s Day, there was a “fair” number of arrests on the night of March 17. Similarly in Mohill there was a rise in the number of public order arrests due to more people being in the town.
A number of people were arrested and are due to appear at Carrick-on-Shannon District Court shortly.
There were a number of traffic checkpoints in place, but Gardai only arrested one person suspected of drunk driving. Also on the night of March 17 there was a single vehicle collision outside of Drumcong and the bridge there was severely damaged.