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#Checkpoint

# checkpoint - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

Man charged after dangerous driving led to collision in Limerick
# Checkpoint
# Checkpoint

Man charged after dangerous driving led to collision in Limerick

Apr 6th 2021, 1:19 PM 20,574 Views 0 Comments

The car was seen travelling at high speed and occasionally on the wrong side of the road.

# checkpoint - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Man arrested and €140k worth of cannabis seized during Covid-19 checkpoint in Cork
# Operation Fanacht
# Operation Fanacht

Man arrested and €140k worth of cannabis seized during Covid-19 checkpoint in Cork

Mar 24th 2021, 1:29 PM 11,039 Views 20 Comments

The man is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

# checkpoint - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

Man wanted over multiple theft offences across country arrested at Co Mayo checkpoint
# Checkpoint
# Checkpoint

Man wanted over multiple theft offences across country arrested at Co Mayo checkpoint

May 6th 2020, 7:17 PM 30,294 Views 0 Comments

He is due to appear before a sitting of Ballina District Court on 26 May.

# checkpoint - Friday 1 May, 2020

Man arrested at Covid-19 checkpoint following discovery of €40k worth of cannabis
# Seized
# Seized

Man arrested at Covid-19 checkpoint following discovery of €40k worth of cannabis

May 1st 2020, 10:53 PM 31,218 Views 43 Comments

He is currently being detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

# checkpoint - Sunday 26 April, 2020

Three men arrested following car chase after failing to stop at Covid-19 checkpoint
# Dundalk
# Dundalk

Three men arrested following car chase after failing to stop at Covid-19 checkpoint

Apr 26th 2020, 9:29 PM 49,836 Views 28 Comments

A garda car was damaged in the pursuit.

# checkpoint - Sunday 19 April, 2020

Man arrested on suspicion of drug-driving after failing to stop at Covid-19 checkpoint
# Mitchelstown
# Mitchelstown

Man arrested on suspicion of drug-driving after failing to stop at Covid-19 checkpoint

Apr 19th 2020, 10:56 AM 33,462 Views 26 Comments

The incident ended when the car hit a gate on a farm in Co Cork.

# checkpoint - Thursday 16 April, 2020

Man (20s) charged after refusing to co-operate with gardaí at Covid-19 checkpoint
# Roscommon
# Roscommon

Man (20s) charged after refusing to co-operate with gardaí at Covid-19 checkpoint

Apr 16th 2020, 6:55 PM 45,032 Views 0 Comments

While being taken to Castlerea Garda Station the man began spitting in the direction of a Garda member.

# checkpoint - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

Driver who was 'out for a spin' tests positive for cocaine and cannabis
# Checkpoint
# Checkpoint

Driver who was 'out for a spin' tests positive for cocaine and cannabis

Apr 14th 2020, 9:14 AM 78,928 Views 68 Comments

A large number of Covid-19 checkpoints are in place around the country.

# checkpoint - Friday 10 April, 2020

Gardaí find 20,000 unstamped cigarettes in car at Covid-19 checkpoint
# Mayo
# Mayo

Gardaí find 20,000 unstamped cigarettes in car at Covid-19 checkpoint

Apr 10th 2020, 7:41 AM 42,133 Views 46 Comments

A car was stopped in Bohola in Co Mayo and enquiries were made into the purpose of the driver’s movements.

# checkpoint - Thursday 18 April, 2019

'Pay up or else the car is seized': Gardaí to give drivers chance to pay backtax at checkpoints
# Checkpoint
# Checkpoint

'Pay up or else the car is seized': Gardaí to give drivers chance to pay backtax at checkpoints

Apr 18th 2019, 4:15 PM 99,828 Views 134 Comments

The system claims to save the state money and speed up the processing of tickets.

# checkpoint - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Cars seized on drivers seven times over drink driving limit and with no licence
# Clampdown
# Clampdown

Cars seized on drivers seven times over drink driving limit and with no licence

Oct 26th 2017, 10:31 PM 27,181 Views 32 Comments

Gardaí have seized cars of motorists caught drunk and with drugs in their system.

# checkpoint - Friday 28 July, 2017

Checkpoint set up for information on Louth crash that killed three women last week
# Checkpoint
# Checkpoint

Checkpoint set up for information on Louth crash that killed three women last week

Jul 28th 2017, 8:34 AM 10,042 Views 1 Comment

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

# checkpoint - Saturday 8 April, 2017

Police in town 'blighted by paramilitary feuds' hit out at online sharing of checkpoint locations
# Craigavon
# Craigavon

Police in town 'blighted by paramilitary feuds' hit out at online sharing of checkpoint locations

Apr 8th 2017, 12:33 PM 16,691 Views 32 Comments

The warning was in response to social media groups in which people post traffic updates to other road users.

# checkpoint - 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 21,875 Views 21 Comments

The arrests took place as part of Operation Surround.

# checkpoint - Saturday 21 January, 2017

Gardaí arrest drink driver, stop four speeding cars and seize six others
# Busy Weekend
# Busy Weekend

Gardaí arrest drink driver, stop four speeding cars and seize six others

Jan 21st 2017, 3:49 PM 38,310 Views 58 Comments

A Limerick driver travelling at double the speed limit because he was ‘late to work’ was caught yesterday morning.

# checkpoint - Saturday 14 January, 2017

Uninsured driver, five times over limit, arrested after driving on wrong side of road towards checkpoint
# Newbridge
# Newbridge

Uninsured driver, five times over limit, arrested after driving on wrong side of road towards checkpoint

Jan 14th 2017, 11:14 AM 41,046 Views 0 Comments

The arresting gardaí had “to take evasive action” to avoid being knocked down.

# checkpoint - Saturday 7 January, 2017

Gardaí set up checkpoint on M50 to catch drink drivers
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

Gardaí set up checkpoint on M50 to catch drink drivers

Jan 7th 2017, 6:49 PM 62,604 Views 103 Comments

This was the first ever checkpoint on the M50.

# checkpoint - Sunday 4 December, 2016

Drunk driver arrested after crashing while approaching garda checkpoint
# Limerick
# Limerick

Drunk driver arrested after crashing while approaching garda checkpoint

Dec 4th 2016, 12:22 PM 35,823 Views 34 Comments

Two people were arrested in the Thor Operation checkpoint.

# checkpoint - Sunday 30 October, 2016

23 moments of fear everyone who drives in Ireland will know too well
# Petrol Light
From The Daily Edge
# Petrol Light

23 moments of fear everyone who drives in Ireland will know too well

Oct 30th 2016, 6:00 PM 13,341 Views 8 Comments

So much fear.

# checkpoint - Saturday 10 September, 2016

Man charged after €60k-worth of cannabis found in car during routine checkpoint
# Wicklow
# Wicklow

Man charged after €60k-worth of cannabis found in car during routine checkpoint

Sep 10th 2016, 8:32 AM 10,095 Views 0 Comments

Three large bags of cannabis herb were discovered when gardaí stopped a Ford Focus.

# checkpoint - Sunday 24 April, 2016

Man due in court after Cork gardaí find gun and ammunition in car
# Operation Thor
# Operation Thor

Man due in court after Cork gardaí find gun and ammunition in car

Apr 24th 2016, 5:25 PM 14,157 Views 0 Comments

A woman arrested in connection with the investigation was released without charge.

# checkpoint - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Man and woman arrested at checkpoint after shotgun found in their car
# Cork
# Cork

Man and woman arrested at checkpoint after shotgun found in their car

Apr 23rd 2016, 1:47 PM 23,082 Views 14 Comments

Ammunition was also found during a search of the car.

# checkpoint - Friday 22 January, 2016

Gardaí set up checkpoints as Kenneth O'Brien murder investigation intensifies
# Kildare
# Kildare

Gardaí set up checkpoints as Kenneth O'Brien murder investigation intensifies

Jan 22nd 2016, 6:30 PM 24,198 Views 20 Comments

They are also appealing for members of the public to check their premises.

# checkpoint - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Garda Ombudsman investigating death of man in Galway
# Incident
# Incident

Garda Ombudsman investigating death of man in Galway

Feb 5th 2014, 11:01 PM 14,960 Views 4 Comments

The man was taken from the River Corrib at around 7.20pm this evening.

# checkpoint - Sunday 22 December, 2013

Suicide bomb kills seven at Libyan checkpoint
# Benghazi
# Benghazi

Suicide bomb kills seven at Libyan checkpoint

Dec 22nd 2013, 8:26 AM 3,095 Views 8 Comments

The death toll is likely to rise, according to witnesses on scene.

# checkpoint - Saturday 14 December, 2013

Two arrested after seizure of €40,000 worth of cannabis
# Blanchardstown
# Blanchardstown

Two arrested after seizure of €40,000 worth of cannabis

Dec 14th 2013, 8:02 AM 6,010 Views 42 Comments

Gardaí conducting a checkpoint on the N7 yesterday evening found the drugs during the search of a car.

# checkpoint - Sunday 20 October, 2013

More than 30 dead in Syria after 'explosives-laden truck' blown up by suicide bomber
# Syria
# Syria

More than 30 dead in Syria after 'explosives-laden truck' blown up by suicide bomber

Oct 20th 2013, 7:15 PM 4,730 Views 19 Comments

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the death toll was likely to rise, as “there are dozens of wounded, some of them in critical condition”.

# checkpoint - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Shatter: ‘Do I think it was a mistake to mention the incident surrounding Deputy Wallace? ...Of course I do’
# No Confidence
# No Confidence

Shatter: ‘Do I think it was a mistake to mention the incident surrounding Deputy Wallace? ...Of course I do’

May 28th 2013, 8:51 PM 13,756 Views 94 Comments

Alan Shatter admits to an error of judgement, but defends his record, as the Dáil begins debating a motion of no confidence.

Kenny: 'The difference is Wallace broke the law, and Shatter didn't'
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Kenny: 'The difference is Wallace broke the law, and Shatter didn't'

May 28th 2013, 4:14 PM 11,093 Views 116 Comments

The Taoiseach is pressed on why a report exists of Mick Wallace’s encounter with Gardaí, but none of Alan Shatter’s.

Michael Lowry defends and defriends 'irritating and brash' Alan Shatter
# He's No Friend Of Mine
# He's No Friend Of Mine

Michael Lowry defends and defriends 'irritating and brash' Alan Shatter

May 28th 2013, 11:14 AM 16,113 Views 115 Comments

In a statement issued this morning, the Tipperary TD branded the Minister as “irritatingly dismissive and brash”.

Shatter: 'No garda report generated on breathalyser incident'
# Checkpoint
# Checkpoint

Shatter: 'No garda report generated on breathalyser incident'

May 28th 2013, 7:46 AM 8,294 Views 125 Comments

An official statement from the Justice Minister came after inquiries made by the Garda Commissioner to local garda management.

# checkpoint - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Concern over disappearance of human rights lawyer in Syria
# Syria
# Syria

Concern over disappearance of human rights lawyer in Syria

Oct 4th 2012, 12:37 PM 1,834 Views 0 Comments

Khalil Ma’touq and his friend Mohammed Thatha went missing on their route to work which involves passing several government checkpoints.

# checkpoint - Sunday 19 August, 2012

In photos: what has US airport security confiscated this week?
# TSA
# TSA

In photos: what has US airport security confiscated this week?

Aug 19th 2012, 2:44 PM 16,329 Views 15 Comments

Well, for a start, some grenades, guns and knife-combs.

# checkpoint - Thursday 17 May, 2012

Three in court after Garda patrol car ramming incident
# Checkpoint
# Checkpoint

Three in court after Garda patrol car ramming incident

May 17th 2012, 9:32 AM 3,700 Views 7 Comments

The three men were arrested yesterday evening after they failed to stop at a checkpoint.