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Friday, 8th January 2021

Beach car parks to re-open this weekend

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Parked cars line the approach road to Seapoint Beach beside the carpark which was closed earlier this week.

Following their sudden and unexplained decision to close the car parks at Clogherhead, Seapoint and Port beaches last weekend, Louth County Council in consultation with the Gardai, have re-opened them for this weekend.

The U-turn comes about after the Mayor of Drogheda Kevin Callan and his independent colleague Declan Power opposed the move and requested that they be reopened to allow people take exercise and air.

“I am pleased to report that the car parks are to reopen for the weekend” Councillor Callan said tonight (Friday).

However, the Gardai have said that they will be will monitoring the compliance of the 5km travel rule over the weekend and have indicated fines will be issued to those who are found to be in breach.

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A review of compliance will take place on Monday with the Gardai and a decision will be made in regard to future closures at that point.

Enjoy your time on our beaches, keep your distance and stay safe.

See our previous story on this topic - Public annoyance at closure of beach car parks

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