There has been a huge reduction in the number of people travelling into towns and cities across the country since restrictions to control the spread of Covid-19 came into effect last month.

Photos and aerial footage of empty streets have highlighted this trend.

Earlier this month, DublinTown noted that footfall in Dublin city centre declined by 80.3% during the week ending 29 March.

This fall in pedestrian traffic is reflected in the rise of something else: grass growing between the cobbles on Dublin's Grafton Street.

Of course, the grass is not the only unusual sight on the normally teeming city thoroughfare.

Footage of a fox browsing the doorways of the shopping street has been widely viewed on social media.

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