GARDAÍ have re-commenced
Operation Fanacht nationwide, throughout all 26 counties
in Ireland. This
policing operation is focused on supporting public
compliance with the public health measures. It follows
the government’s decision to move the country to level 3
of the National Framework for Living with Covid-19.
Under level 3, people are being encouraged not to travel
out of their county unless for essential reasons.
In support of this announcement there will be high
visibility patrolling by gardaí. This will involve 132
large scale checkpoints a day on main arterial routes
around the country in addition to mobile checkpoints on
secondary routes in towns and villages.
Speaking yesterday, Deputy
Commissioner John Twomey, Policing and Security said,
"An Garda Síochána will continue to play our part to
assist and support people, particularly those who are
vulnerable and feeling isolated. Your local gardaí are
here to help whether that is delivering medical
prescriptions, collecting your pension or other supports
you may need. Any person with these concerns for
themselves or for a neighbour please contact your local
Operation Navigation, which focuses on compliance with
public health regulations by licensed premises, will
continue and An Garda Síochána will enforce penal
regulations using a graduated response. Where gardaí
find potential breaches of the public health regulations
a file will be prepared for the DPP.