A Donegal TD has appealed to visitors staying in holiday homes locally to go home.
Deputy Padraig Mac Lochlainn said he simply cannot believe that some people from outside of Donegal are remaining here despite the Covid-19 guidelines.
In recent days there have been numerous reports of people traveling from down south and cross the border in the North to holiday homes in Donegal.
Camper vans have also ben spotted coming in the dual carriageway into Letterkenny and traveling through Donegal Town to Bundoran and Rosnowlagh.
The Sinn Fein politician said he has received reports from around Donegal again in recent days of people still staying in their holiday, second or mobile homes or taking day trips to our beaches.
He said “Much has changed since I last appealed for people to comply with the public health warnings and to stay at home.
“While the large majority are now doing so, I cannot believe that there are still people just ignoring the advice and now the emergency law. So as the Easter weekend approaches, let’s be clear.”
He added that Gardaí now have the necessary powers to enforce these emergency laws.
And he pleaded “If you are on holiday in Donegal right now, please go home (you will be welcomed back with open arms when this all passes) and if you are planning to visit Donegal or travel more than 2km from your home for anything other than going to work, caring for your loved ones or shopping in your nearest store, please don’t do it.
“Hopefully, no one will be detained or fined in Donegal in the time ahead but that is up to everyone to do what is right by our community and our country.”