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More than 500 checkpoints conducted in Dublin and surrounding counties

OVER 500 checkpoints were conducted over the weekend in Dublin and surrounding counties under Operation Fanacht, gardai have revealed.

Following a Government decision in relation to travel in and out of Dublin county, Operation Fanacht was re-commenced in Dublin and surrounding counties from midnight on Friday, September 18. On Saturday, September 19, and Sunday, September 20, 527 checkpoints were conducted in the DMR and surrounding counties.

Operation Fanacht is focused on supporting public compliance with public health measures following the announcement by An Taoiseach last week that Dublin is now at level 3 of the Government’s Plan for Living with COVID-19.

Meanwhile, under Operation Navigation, An Garda Síochána has continued to find widespread compliance by licensed premises with the public health regulations.

Gardai conducted thousands of checks on licensed premises throughout the country under Operation Navigation to support public health guidelines over the weekend.

They said that to date, the vast majority of licensed premises operating have been found to be in compliance with regulations and licensing laws.

From Monday, September 14 to Sunday, September 20, 15 potential breach incidents were found by Gardaí. Files will now be prepared for the DPP in each of these cases.

The cumulative total of potential breach incidents since Operation Navigation began is now 232.

Deputy Commissioner, Policing and Security, John Twomey said: “There continues to be a very high level of compliance among licensed premises. This is welcome. However, some licensed premises are risking the health of their employees, customers and local communities.

“We are at a critical point in tackling the spread of COVID-19 and everyone must take personal responsibility to avoid situations that are a risk to themselves, their family and their friends.”

 

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