Gardaí find time to give a group of local cows an escort home

Ian Cameron

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Ian Cameron

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Gardaí find time to give a group of local cows an escort home

The Dundalk Democrat understands the cows were asked to 'moove' along.

Dundalk Gardaí may not be using their Pulse computer system today but they did find time to give these local cows an escort. 

The bold bovines were loose on the roads in Faughart, but luckily for motorists Gardaí were called to 'moove' them on at approximately 8.40am this morning. 

While these four legged friends were not about to break any speed limits, Gardaí are warning motorists to slow down and not to speed on the roads today (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday) as part of national Slow Down Day.

Slow Down Day will run from 7am on Friday until 7am on Saturday, and consist of high-visibility Garda activities in all 1,031 speed enforcement zones. Updates will be available throughout the day using #slowdownday. 

Speaking in advance of Slow Down Day, Chief Superintendent Aidan Reid of the Roads Policing Bureau said: "The aim of Slow Down Day is to remind motorists the dangers of speeding, to increase compliance with speed limits and to deter them from driving at excessive speeds. We will be activating a major speed enforcement operation in counties across Ireland tomorrow and as part of this we are urging all road users to join us in reducing speed and making our roads safe.

A campaign of industrial action has begun in An Garda Síochána with members of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) refusing to use their Pulse computer system.