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# checkpoints - This year 2022

Gardaí arrested 914 people for driving while intoxicated during Christmas period
# Drunk Driving
# Drunk Driving

Gardaí arrested 914 people for driving while intoxicated during Christmas period

Jan 14th 2022, 11:28 AM 13,686 Views 14 Comments

914 people were arrested for driving while intoxicated as part of a Garda road safety campaign between the 26th of November and the 4th of January 2022.

# checkpoints - Last year 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 48,578 Views 81 Comments

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

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 18,012 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

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 37,778 Views 132 Comments

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

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 45,005 Views 169 Comments

Gardaí are asking people to avoid large gatherings tomorrow.

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 16,611 Views 53 Comments

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

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 18,600 Views 45 Comments

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

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 21,505 Views 50 Comments

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

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 17,233 Views 36 Comments

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

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 43,111 Views 73 Comments

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

# checkpoints - All time

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 105,018 Views 80 Comments

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

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 70,247 Views 38 Comments

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

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 36,040 Views 56 Comments

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

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 66,662 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 76,942 Views 86 Comments

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

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 34,733 Views 78 Comments

Files are being prepared for the DPP.

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 65,620 Views 87 Comments

Files are being prepared for the DPP.

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 82,013 Views 87 Comments

The new restrictions come into effect tonight.

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 7,113 Views 23 Comments

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

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 11,560 Views 27 Comments

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

'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 29,962 Views 42 Comments

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

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 41,563 Views 0 Comments

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

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 55,154 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.

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 28,412 Views 33 Comments

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

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 68,719 Views 36 Comments

Operation Thor checkpoints were carried out yesterday in 15 districts.

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 11,019 Views 49 Comments

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

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 14,967 Views 54 Comments

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

'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 23,907 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.

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 21,980 Views 21 Comments

The arrests took place as part of Operation Surround.

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

21 people died on Irish roads last month

Aug 2nd 2016, 4:58 PM 9,559 Views 28 Comments

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

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 15,707 Views 29 Comments

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

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 78,577 Views 141 Comments

Three vehicles were seized today in the Dublin Metropolitan Region.

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 64,056 Views 84 Comments

Officers are testing drivers across the country.

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 23,726 Views 55 Comments

Let’s be careful out there.

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 27,646 Views 79 Comments

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

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 21,609 Views 41 Comments

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

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 22,882 Views 48 Comments

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

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 12,598 Views 91 Comments

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

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 10,174 Views 38 Comments

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