Gardaí arrest 11 for drink and drug driving

They say there'll be an increased Garda presence on the roads over Christmas.

Gardaí have urged people to be safe on the roads over the Christmas period with 11 drivers arrested on suspicion of drink or drug driving.

Over the past weekend (December 17 and 18) Gardaí say 10 people were arrested after being suspected of drink driving, with one arrest made for drug driving.

All arrests took place across Cavan and Monaghan over the weekend.

Drivers are being urged not to get behind the wheel over the Christmas period if they are under the influence of drink or drugs.

“We will have increased visibility on our roads in an effort to keep our road users safe so please don't risk your life or that of others”, they said.