There have been reports of huge tailbacks on some of Dublin’s roads, as An Garda Siochana set up checkpoints nationwide as part of Operation Fanacht.
The entire country was placed under Level 3 restrictions on the Government’s framework for Living with Covid-19 at midnight, with An Garda Siochana announcing the re-launch of Operation Fanacht yesterday.
Gardaí were out this morning conducting checkpoints between Junction 5 & 6 as part of #OperationFanacht.— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) October 7, 2020
An Gardaí Síochána are encouraging people not to travel out of their county unless it is for essential purposes. pic.twitter.com/hufRx938Dr
The checkpoints are being set up nationwide as part of the operation, with several established in Dublin this morning, in an effort to clampdown on Covid-19 restrictions.
Gardai will monitor a series of stops on main routes, as well as in local towns and villages. People are being asked to remain in their own counties under the new restrictions, with 132 checkpoints established across the country.
Many have complained on social media that the unexpected tailbacks caused by the checkpoints this morning have caused people to be late to work or other vital appointments.
While I agree with restrictions this is crazy creating massive tailbacks that ordinary hard working people have to sit in when they are obviously going to and from work. They have long enough commutes as it is.— Sam Farrell (@SamFarrellF1) October 7, 2020