A new course designed to teach motorcycle riders to ride safely and responsibly in Ireland will be introduced this month.
The first motorcycle safety courses have been offered in the UK since the start of the millennium.
This year, they will be run in the Republic of Ireland.
More than 3,000 people will take part in the course, which aims to increase awareness of the dangers of riding a motorcycle and to reduce the number of crashes that occur.
The course will be offered in three parts: a motorcycle course, an instruction course and a test course.
The test course will take place in a park on the banks of the Shannon river in Co Dublin.
The second part will be held at the Ballynahinch Golf Course in Co Donegal.
The third part will involve a course at the Claremont Hotel in Co Cork.
More details about the course will come later this year.
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