By Digital News Team
An Garda Síochána has re-commenced high profile static checkpoints on selected high volume motorways and dual carriageway routes from today.
Local mobile checkpoints on surrounding and parallel routes have also been put into force.
Gardaí say there will be a further increasing the level of activity in public spaces and amenities.
The high profile presence will remain in place until Easter Bank holiday Monday.
As from March 25, An Garda Síochána has 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
Gardaí are appealing to motorists to slow down on approach to checkpoints, follow the signals and directional signs and cooperate with members of An Garda Síochána.
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 redouble their efforts to comply with public health guidelines and regulations over the coming days.”