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# checkpoints - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Gardaí say family and holiday home visits are not essential journeys ahead of Easter weekend
# Long Weekend
# Long Weekend

Gardaí say family and holiday home visits are not essential journeys ahead of Easter weekend

Mar 31st 2021, 10:00 PM 48,501 Views 81 Comments

The force also appealed to people not to organise or go to house parties.

# checkpoints - Friday 26 March, 2021

Gardaí issue fines worth around €2.3 million for Covid-19 breaches
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Gardaí issue fines worth around €2.3 million for Covid-19 breaches

Mar 26th 2021, 8:15 PM 17,968 Views 37 Comments

New figures show the highest number of fines were issued for non-essential travel, with 12,336 incidents incurring a 100-euro penalty

# checkpoints - Wednesday 17 March, 2021

Security operation underway to prevent planned lockdown protests
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

Security operation underway to prevent planned lockdown protests

Mar 17th 2021, 9:50 AM 37,716 Views 132 Comments

More than 2,500 gardaí are deployed across checkpoints and arterial routes around the country.

# checkpoints - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

People asked to stay home this St Patrick's Day as 2,500 gardaí to be on duty nationwide
# Paddy's Day
# Paddy's Day

People asked to stay home this St Patrick's Day as 2,500 gardaí to be on duty nationwide

Updated Mar 16th 2021, 2:20 PM 44,897 Views 167 Comments

Gardaí are asking people to avoid large gatherings tomorrow.

# checkpoints - Friday 26 February, 2021

Over 9,800 fines issued by gardaí relating to Covid-19 breaches
# Fines
# Fines

Over 9,800 fines issued by gardaí relating to Covid-19 breaches

Feb 26th 2021, 3:47 PM 16,587 Views 53 Comments

Under current Covid-19 restrictions, gardaí are continuing to carry out checkpoints nationwide.

# checkpoints - Friday 19 February, 2021

Over 7,950 fines issued by gardaí relating to Covid-19 breaches
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Over 7,950 fines issued by gardaí relating to Covid-19 breaches

Feb 19th 2021, 5:43 PM 18,560 Views 45 Comments

Under current Covid-19 restrictions, gardaí are continuing to carry out checkpoints nationwide.

# checkpoints - Monday 25 January, 2021

Approximately 1,500 fines issued by gardaí for non-essential travel since 11 January
# Travel Restrictions
# Travel Restrictions

Approximately 1,500 fines issued by gardaí for non-essential travel since 11 January

Jan 25th 2021, 3:32 PM 21,466 Views 49 Comments

Under current Covid-19 restrictions, gardaí are continuing to carry out checkpoints nationwide.

# checkpoints - Friday 22 January, 2021

Over 770 fines issued by gardaí for non-essential travel since 11 January
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Over 770 fines issued by gardaí for non-essential travel since 11 January

Jan 22nd 2021, 3:53 PM 17,175 Views 36 Comments

Under current Covid-19 restrictions, gardaí are continuing to carry out checkpoints nationwide.

# checkpoints - Monday 18 January, 2021

Over 400 fines issued by gardaí for non-essential travel since last Monday
# Travel Restrictions
# Travel Restrictions

Over 400 fines issued by gardaí for non-essential travel since last Monday

Updated Jan 18th 2021, 3:10 PM 43,064 Views 73 Comments

Under current Covid-19 restrictions, gardaí are continuing to carry out checkpoints nationwide.

# checkpoints - Thursday 31 December, 2020

Gardaí to carry out checkpoints within local areas as country enters Level 5 restrictions
# Level 5
# Level 5

Gardaí to carry out checkpoints within local areas as country enters Level 5 restrictions

Dec 31st 2020, 2:08 PM 104,897 Views 80 Comments

Gardaí will also engage in high visibility patrolling in public areas such as parks and recreational areas.

# checkpoints - Monday 30 November, 2020

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

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

Nov 30th 2020, 8:24 PM 70,191 Views 38 Comments

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
# Operation Fanacht
# Operation Fanacht

Motorists urged to slow down when approaching Garda checkpoints

Oct 29th 2020, 11:33 AM 36,013 Views 56 Comments

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
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

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

Oct 7th 2020, 3:33 PM 66,577 Views 33 Comments

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
# Checkpoints
# Checkpoints

Long tailbacks reported as Operation Fanacht gets underway

Oct 7th 2020, 11:51 AM 76,916 Views 86 Comments

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
# Pubs
# Pubs

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

Aug 19th 2020, 4:24 PM 34,720 Views 78 Comments

Files are being prepared for the DPP.

# checkpoints - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

126 pubs facing criminal prosecution for flouting Covid guidelines
# Under Investigation
# Under Investigation

126 pubs facing criminal prosecution for flouting Covid guidelines

Aug 12th 2020, 8:04 PM 65,575 Views 87 Comments

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
# Checkpoints
# Checkpoints

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

Aug 7th 2020, 7:15 PM 81,987 Views 87 Comments

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

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

Jun 16th 2020, 5:04 PM 7,090 Views 23 Comments

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
# An Garda Síochána
# An Garda Síochána

There have been 88 incidents of spitting or coughing against gardaí

Jun 2nd 2020, 6:48 PM 11,543 Views 27 Comments

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
# Operation Fanacht

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

Apr 28th 2020, 8:45 AM 29,898 Views 42 Comments

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
# Checkpoint Charlie
# Checkpoint Charlie

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

Apr 23rd 2020, 12:05 AM 41,532 Views 0 Comments

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
# Checkpoints
# Checkpoints

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

Apr 11th 2020, 8:17 AM 55,127 Views 115 Comments

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
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

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

Dec 26th 2019, 4:24 PM 28,390 Views 33 Comments

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
# Operation Thor

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

Dec 1st 2019, 6:22 PM 68,702 Views 36 Comments

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
# Breath Test Scandal
# Breath Test Scandal

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

Nov 3rd 2017, 2:13 PM 10,991 Views 49 Comments

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'
# Representative Body
# Representative Body

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

Nov 2nd 2017, 4:40 PM 14,868 Views 54 Comments

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
# Down Down Down
# Down Down Down

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

Jul 31st 2017, 12:05 AM 23,831 Views 30 Comments

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
# Co Kildare
# Co Kildare

Four arrested for suspected drink driving in garda crackdown overnight

Feb 26th 2017, 12:12 PM 21,892 Views 21 Comments

The arrests took place as part of Operation Surround.

# checkpoints - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

21 people died on Irish roads last month
# Checkpoints
# Checkpoints

21 people died on Irish roads last month

Aug 2nd 2016, 4:58 PM 9,530 Views 28 Comments

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
# Checkpoints
# Checkpoints

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

Jul 30th 2016, 11:43 AM 15,696 Views 29 Comments

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
# Checkpoints
# Checkpoints

Gardaí clamp down on motorists without correct tax and insurance

Jul 4th 2016, 9:37 PM 78,488 Views 141 Comments

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
# Out In Force
# Out In Force

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

Jun 5th 2016, 1:29 PM 64,028 Views 84 Comments

Officers are testing drivers across the country.

# checkpoints - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Driving this morning? ... Gardaí are carrying out a '24-hour speed enforcement marathon'
# Checkpoints
# Checkpoints

Driving this morning? ... Gardaí are carrying out a '24-hour speed enforcement marathon'

Apr 16th 2015, 7:17 AM 23,705 Views 55 Comments

Let’s be careful out there.

# checkpoints - Saturday 28 March, 2015

Almost 500 Irish drivers caught speeding in just 24 hours
# Slow Down
# Slow Down

Almost 500 Irish drivers caught speeding in just 24 hours

Mar 28th 2015, 11:45 AM 27,608 Views 79 Comments

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
# Checkpoints
# Checkpoints

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

Mar 17th 2014, 7:30 AM 21,569 Views 41 Comments

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
# Out Of Time
# Out Of Time

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

Jan 31st 2014, 7:10 PM 22,864 Views 48 Comments

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
# Speeding
# Speeding

Operation Slowdown detects 364 drivers speeding over 24-hour period

Oct 26th 2013, 11:24 AM 12,575 Views 91 Comments

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
# Slow Down
# Slow Down

Operation Slow Down: 321 vehicles caught speeding in 24 hours

Jun 1st 2013, 7:30 AM 10,148 Views 38 Comments

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