An Garda Síochána has announced it has re-commenced static checkpoints on selected high volume motorway and dual carriageway routes in accordance with the level five Covid-19 restrictions.
High profile checkpoints on motorways and dual carriageways will be supported by local mobile checkpoints on surrounding and parallel routes, according to a Garda statement.
“These checkpoints are in support of public health regulations and further strengthen the response to the current high levels of Covid-19 infection in the community.
“An Garda Síochána over the coming days will be further increasing the level of activity on the road network, and in public spaces and amenities.
“These regulations provide for travel restrictions outside a person’s place of residence except for a reasonable excuse or necessary journey.”
Gardaí have revealed that they have issued 12,336 €100 fines for non-essential travel, 721 €500 fines for non-essential journeys to airports/ports, and 313 fines of €100 for non-essential travel by persons not ordinarily resident in the country.
“An Garda Síochána continues to advise the public that every adult detected in a vehicle found to be in breach of the non-essential travel regulations can be subject to a fine.”
Speaking today, Deputy Commissioner, Policing and Security, Anne Marie McMahon said: “Once again this Easter Period you are being asked to stay at home to protect yourself, your family, your relatives and friends.
“The public health regulations remain in place, including restriction on travelling outside of your home.
“Members of An Garda Síochána are working hard to support communities during this time, I want to thank those who continue to support the national effort and urge everybody to re-double their efforts to comply with public health guidelines and regulations over the coming days.”