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Thursday 28 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

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Man arrested and €140k worth of cannabis seized during Covid-19 checkpoint in Cork
The man is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.
Man charged after gardaí seize €100,000 in cash from car stopped at checkpoint
The man was stopped at a checkpoint at Ovens on the N22.
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.
There have been high levels of compliance with Level 5 restrictions since they were brought in, say gardaí
There have been just 13 incidents where travel restrictions are suspected to be breached.
Motorists urged to slow down when approaching Garda checkpoints
Gardaí in particular are urging drivers of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) to reduce their speed.
'Hundreds' of rolling checkpoints and community patrols - Gardaí to roll out high visibility operation for Level 5
The entire country has now entered Level 5 of Covid-19 restrictions.
Traffic levels have fallen by 15% since introduction of Level 3 nationwide, gardaí say
Operation Fanacht has established 132 Garda checkpoints nationwide as public asked to rethink their journeys.
Gardaí have altered two checkpoints on major routes into Dublin as part of Operation Fanacht
Long tailbacks were reported yesterday as gardaí rolled out checkpoints across the country with every county now in Level 3.
Long tailbacks reported as Operation Fanacht gets underway
There will be fixed garda checkpoints at 132 roads across the country in the coming weeks.
132 daily checkpoints on main roads - but no extra powers for gardaí to enforce Level 3 restrictions
The GRA president said ‘stricter enforcement of restrictions’ will increase pressure for gardaí.
Gardaí say a further 15 pubs found to be in potential breach of Covid-19 restrictions
Gardaí also conducted 500 checkpoints in and around Dublin last weekend as part of Operation Fanacht.
Gardaí conduct checkpoints in Dublin to remind public of Level 3 restrictions
Additional gardaí were drafted in this weekend to conduct the checkpoints and high visibility patrols.
Extra gardaí drafted to Dublin and checkpoints across county as Level 3 restrictions begin
There will be a high level of garda visibility on foot, in cars and on bikes across Dublin.
Gardaí coughed on or spat at in 31 incidents this month, with 'spit hoods' used 15 times
The Garda Commissioner said most people are still compliant with the restrictions.
'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.
Gardaí say they were forced to use new Covid-19 powers on seven occasions over Easter weekend
Those arrested face a fine of €2,500 or a jail sentence.
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.