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# checkpoints - Monday 30 November, 2020

Over 100 garda checkpoints in operation every day as country enters Level 3

The fixed checkpoints on motorway and dual carriageway routes will no longer be in place.

# checkpoints - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Motorists urged to slow down when approaching Garda checkpoints

Gardaí in particular are urging drivers of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) to reduce their speed.

# checkpoints - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Advice vs Law: Here's how gardaí are permitted to enforce the new Level 3 restrictions

David Kenny, Assistant Professor of Law at Trinity College, says depriving gardai of Covid-19 enforcement powers could undermine the whole effort.

Long tailbacks reported as Operation Fanacht gets underway

There will be fixed garda checkpoints at 132 roads across the country in the coming weeks.

# checkpoints - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

138 pubs now facing potential prosecution over possible breaches in Covid-19 regulations

Files are being prepared for the DPP.

# checkpoints - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

126 pubs facing criminal prosecution for flouting Covid guidelines

Files are being prepared for the DPP.

# checkpoints - Friday 7 August, 2020

People living in Kildare, Laois and Offaly told to expect garda checkpoints enforcing new restrictions

The new restrictions come into effect tonight.

# checkpoints - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

There have been 100 incidents of spitting or coughing against gardaí since 8 April

Between that date and 13 June, gardaí have had to use anti-spit guards 75 times.

# checkpoints - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

There have been 88 incidents of spitting or coughing against gardaí

Gardaí have used spit-guards 63 times since 8 April, according to new figures.

# checkpoints - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

'Speed limits still apply': Thousands of checkpoints in operation to ensure compliance with restrictions

Operation Fanacht is set to run from today until the end of the bank holiday weekend.

# checkpoints - Thursday 23 April, 2020

The million euro checkpoints: How Covid-19 garda stops have resulted in large seizures of drugs on Irish roads

The increased garda presence on the roads has resulted in major drug seizures being made by officers.

# checkpoints - Saturday 11 April, 2020

Gardaí urge people to stay home as temperatures set to reach 20 degrees in some areas

Concerns have been raised that some people may flout guidelines over the long weekend as the country looks set to enjoy sunny weather.

# checkpoints - Thursday 26 December, 2019

One in four arrested for driving while intoxicated on Christmas Day were suspected drug-drivers

More than 650 drivers have been arrested since this year’s road safety campaign was launched.

# checkpoints - Sunday 1 December, 2019

Vehicles seized across the country as gardaí carry out checkpoints in lead up to Christmas period

Operation Thor checkpoints were carried out yesterday in 15 districts.

# checkpoints - Friday 3 November, 2017

RSA says people may have been killed or injured because of falsified breath tests

Around 400,000 more tests were falsified than earlier reported, according to a new report this week.

# checkpoints - Thursday 2 November, 2017

Garda Superintendent says new report of 400,000 more falsified breath tests 'could be described as a guesstimate'

The report published yesterday details how and why checkpoints were faked.

# checkpoints - Monday 31 July, 2017

'Austerity cost lives': Drink driving convictions in Ireland fell MASSIVELY in the last 10 years

The yearly rate has fallen by nearly 9,000 in fact. And counties with a lot of road deaths are not necessarily those with the most convictions.

# checkpoints - Sunday 26 February, 2017

Four arrested for suspected drink driving in garda crackdown overnight

The arrests took place as part of Operation Surround.

# checkpoints - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

21 people died on Irish roads last month

165 people were caught drink-driving in July – up 18% compared to the same period last year.

# checkpoints - Saturday 30 July, 2016

Speeding and drink driving: Gardaí out in force for bank holiday weekend

Drivers are being urged to slow down and never drink and drive.

# checkpoints - Monday 4 July, 2016

Gardaí clamp down on motorists without correct tax and insurance

Three vehicles were seized today in the Dublin Metropolitan Region.

# checkpoints - Sunday 5 June, 2016

Learner driver told gardaí 'I only had 3 or 4 pints' at drink driving checkpoint

Officers are testing drivers across the country.

# checkpoints - Thursday 16 April, 2015

# checkpoints - Saturday 28 March, 2015

Almost 500 Irish drivers caught speeding in just 24 hours

Gardaí have checked more than 100,000 vehicles since yesterday morning.

# checkpoints - Monday 17 March, 2014

Here's why people can only use their cars every second day now in Paris

Hundreds of police officers will man 60 checkpoints to ensure only the allowed cars and motorcycles are on the roads.

# checkpoints - Friday 31 January, 2014

195 people penalised (and this van seized) in two-day garda blitz

Almost 100 people were stopped and given fixed penalty points during each of two days of checkpoints by gardai.

# checkpoints - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Operation Slowdown detects 364 drivers speeding over 24-hour period

From 7am on Friday until 7am this morning, gardaí checked the speed of 96,838 vehicles.

# checkpoints - Saturday 1 June, 2013

Operation Slow Down: 321 vehicles caught speeding in 24 hours

Gardaí are urging everyone this June Bank Holiday weekend to travel safely and reduce their speed.