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# checkpoint - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This was the first ever checkpoint on the M50.

# checkpoint - Sunday 4 December, 2016

Drunk driver arrested after crashing while approaching garda checkpoint

Two people were arrested in the Thor Operation checkpoint.

# checkpoint - Sunday 30 October, 2016

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

# checkpoint - Saturday 10 September, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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'

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

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'

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

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 This post contains images

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

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

# checkpoint - Thursday 17 May, 2012

Three in court after Garda patrol car ramming incident

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