Roscommon records highest national movement of people 10km from home during Christmas week

The proportion of people staying within a 10 kilometre radius of their homes reached its lowest point of 2020 on Christmas week.

The Central Statistics Office has released figures which show just over 51 percent of people stayed local.

Over 76 percent of people nationally stayed within 10 kilometres of their home in the middle of April.

However, on Christmas Eve the figure reached a low of 51 percent.

Dublin saw the highest number of people staying local around Christmas with 64.4 percent not moving far on Christmas Eve.

However, Roscommon saw the largest amount of movement outside of a 10 kilometre radius of their home with only 40 percent staying local.

Leitrim, Tipperary and Mayo also saw similarly low numbers of people staying local.

The statistics also show a rise the following week of 57 percent of people staying local, which followed the introduction of Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions.