Gardaí to resume checkpoints on motorways and duel carriageways
There will be a strong Garda presence on Irish roads this week.
Gardaí have said they've recommenced high profile checkpoints on motorways and dual carriageways around Ireland ahead of the Easter weekend.
These checkpoints will be supported by local mobile checkpoints on surrounding and parallel routes.
An Garda Síochána also warned it would be increasing its presence on the roads and in public spaces and amenities.
The public have also been reminded the current public health restrictions remain in place until 5 April and that these regulations provide for travel restrictions outside a persons place of residence except for a reasonable excuse or necessary journey.
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.”
To date, 12,336 fines of €100 each have been issued by Gardaí for non-essential travel and 721 fines of €500 for non-essential journeys to airports or ports.