Gardaí Recommence Motorway Checkpoints As Thousands Fined For Non-Essential Travel

Gardaí Recommence Motorway Checkpoints As Thousands Fined For Non-Essential Travel

From this morning Gardaí have resumed checkpoints on “high volume” areas of motorways and dual carriageways across the country.

Over the coming days they will also be increasing the level of activity in public spaces and amenities.

The current Public Health Regulations remain in place until Monday 5th April 2021.


As of close of business on March 25th 2021, An Garda Síochána issued the following number of fines:

– 12,336 €100 fines for non-essential travel
– 721 €500 fines for non-essential journeys to airports/ports
– 313 fines of €100 for non-essential travel by persons not ordinarily resident in the State

An Garda Síochána continues to advise the public that every adult detected in a vehicle found to be in breach of the non-essential travel regulations can be subject to a fine.

Speaking today, Deputy Commissioner, Policing and Security, Anne Marie McMahon said:

“Once again this Easter Period you are being asked to stay at home to protect yourself, your family, your relatives and friends. 

The Public Health regulations remain in place, including restriction on travelling outside of your home.  Members of An Garda Síochána are working hard to support communities during this time, I want to thank those who continue to support the national effort and urge everybody to re-double their efforts to comply with public health guidelines and regulations over the coming days.”

An Garda Síochána appeals to motorists to slow down on approach to checkpoints, please follow the signals and directional signs and cooperate with members of An Garda Síochána.

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