GARDAI were stunned after finding a middle-aged woman, who had contracted coronavirus, travelling to post a letter.
Officers operating a checkpoint stopped a car and asked a couple why they were out during the lockdown restrictions, and were amazed by the answer.
A spokesperson said: "Gardai in the south of the country encountered a car occupied by a middle-aged couple.
"The female passenger present informed us that she had been recently diagnosed as Covid-19 positive.
"Despite this diagnosis, they were travelling to post a letter.
"They were immediately directed to return to their residence to self-isolate in accordance with HSE and Government guidelines."
The spokesperson added that self-isolation guidelines include staying indoors at all times and avoiding contact with other people.
The news comes amid numerous reports of people flouting social distancing and travel restrictions.
Gardai have set up a large number of roadside checkpoints in order to monitor just who is on the roads and where they're going.
One might be able sympathise with someone desperate to look at something other than their curtains jumping in their car for a quick trip around the block.
But for someone who has actually knowingly tested positive for coronavirus leaving the house, and attempting to deposit a letter likely to be handled by someone else and leaving them open to infection is, to put it simply, complete and utter brainlessness.