Mrs. Doyle was robbed last night. No, we don't think you understand. SHE WAS ROBBED. Someone stole her.
Road users around Mayo will being seeing a lot of the iconic Father Ted character over the August Bank Holiday weekend. The affable housekeeper is being used as part of a road safety campaign set up by Mayo County Council and An Garda Síochána.
The aim is to remind drivers to freshen up by taking a break and to think about the consequences of driving tired.
Unfortunately, the signs were stolen not long after being erected. Road Safety Officer Noel Gibbons said:
“Unfortunately the signs were stolen within 4 or 5 hours after they were erected, the campaign still continues we want to make road users aware of driver fatigue.
"The signs help make drivers aware of driver fatigue and contribute towards making local communities safer, but won't lose sleep over it these signs been removed."
Road safety is no laughing matter so let's hope the signs are returned before half of Mayo travels to Croke Park for the All-Ireland quarter-final replay with Roscommon on Monday. Go on, go on, go on.