Gardaí were called to the aftermath of an incident on the outskirts of Portlaoise, Co Laois, on Monday 2 August in which a dangerously overloaded trailer carrying unsecured straw bales lost some of its load.

The bales fell onto the road but no injuries were reported at the scene.

In the wake of Farm Safety Week, gardaí have advised farmers to secure loads correctly, not to overload trailers and to split the load if necessary.