Gardaí have appealed to motorists to take care on the roads over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Checkpoints will be mounted across the country to ensure drivers are complying with the law.

Gardaí will be targeting all road traffic offences, including drink-driving, speeding, and seat belt compliance.

There will be a particular emphasis on targeting motorists using a mobile phone while driving.

There have been 64 deaths on Irish roads so far this year which represents a rise of 13 compared to this time last year.

Gardaí say that they will be focusing particularly on motorcyclists over the weekend, due to a rise in the number of motorcycle related deaths in recent weeks.

Meanwhile, it is expected to be a busy weekend at the country's airports with more than 220,000 passengers travelling through Dublin Airport.

Iarnród Éireann and Bus Éireann are also expecting a busy period with thousands of passengers expected to use the services between today and Tuesday.