Gardaí launch Operation Fanacht
AN Garda Síochána has
launched a major operation to ensure public
compliance with the travel restrictions introduced
recently as part of COVID-19
public health guidelines .
Operation Fanacht will see an extensive network of
checkpoints established across the country and will
run from until Monday night, April 13.
It will involve thousands of checkpoints every day.
At any one time, there will be over 2,500 Gardaí
involved in checkpoints or high visibility
Deputy Commissioner, Policing and Security, John
Twomey said, "This significant policing operation is
designed to support travel restrictions put in place
to help flatten the curve and save lives.
"There has been very good compliance with the travel
restrictions and we want to thank the public for
this. However, it is vital that this continues over
the coming days and over the weekend. This will save
"In particular, we would ask people who are thinking
of travelling to parks, natural beauty spots or
holiday homes outside of the 2km limit not to do so.
We are sending them a clear message that if they are
stopped at a checkpoint they will be turned back.”
The operation will also see Gardaí conduct high
visibility patrols at major tourist locations, parks
and natural beauty spots to ensure compliance with