Gardaí have appealed to people to show "responsibility" while socialising outdoors this weekend.

In a statement, Superintendent Liam Geraghty of the Garda Press Office said people should follow health guidelines by avoiding crowded places and observing social distancing.

"Please demonstrate consideration for local residents and businesses and leave our public amenities clean and tidy and park legally and responsibly" he said.

"We all have a responsibility to be good citizens".

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This weekend's policing plans will be the usual ones for a normal June Bank Holiday Weekend, he said.

These will primarily involve high visibility uniform patrols supported by plain-clothes patrols, public order patrols and other specialist units where appropriate and available.

There will be extra toilets and bins in public spaces in Dublin and Galway this weekend, however Cork City Council said it will not provide temporary public toilet facilities in the city centre.

Dublin City Council's Recovery Task Force said that 150 portaloo toilets, 54 large bins and 80 barrel bins will be in place across the city from this weekend.

They will be distributed with a specific focus on high footfall areas in the city centre, according to the local authority.

Limerick City and County Council said it is not planning to close any area for the Bank Holiday weekend because of fears of large crowds gathering.

The council said it will closely monitor the situation and liaise with gardaí through the weekend.


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