Limerick City and County Council has said it is not planning on closing any area over fears of the gathering of large crowds over the bank holiday weekend.

The council said as part of initiatives to support the reopening of society, it will install 15 additional large volume bins at locations where people have been gathering and the current bins have been full.

Furthermore, in addition to the usual street cleaning schedule, there will be an extra sweeper for the afternoons in Limerick city and four additional staff will be on duty to keep areas free of litter.

The extra bins will be located in Arthur's Quay Park, George's Quay, Merchant's Quay, Treaty Stone, Curragower Park, St Michael's Rowing Club, Shannon Bridge on river walkway, Honan's Quay and St Mary's Cathedral.

The council is encouraging people to use the larger bins and said that recently while the traditional grey bins were full, people were not using the larger dumpster size bins, sometimes located next to them.