Three men have been arrested following a dangerous driving incident in Co Dublin this afternoon.

The incident happened in the Swords area at around 4.35pm, after a car failed to stop for gardaí carrying out a Covid-19 checkpoint.

Gardaí began a managed containment operation, which ended when the offending vehicle was stopped a short time later on the northbound lanes of the R132, north of Dundalk.

An official garda car was damaged during the operation, but nobody was injured.

The three men occupying the car – all in their 30s – were subsequently arrested are being detained at Dundalk Garda Station.

Gardaí say investigations following the incident are ongoing.