Garda COVID-19 Checkpoints May Be Set Up Across The Midlands

A Longford Westmeath TD insists he has confidence in Gardai to enforce the rules.

Garda Covid checkpoints may make a return tomorrow as the Government promises to step up Covid -19 enforcement measures. 

Funding for Garda overtime has been secured as the whole country is placed under level three restrictions. 

The Health Minister was last night not able to give a figure for how much money would be provided for Garda overtime, but assured they would not be left wanting. 

Gardaí say the funding is welcome as policing covid restrictions will put strain on resources, particularly as crime levels, which decreased during lockdown, have returned to normal. 

AGSI General Secretary Antoinette Cunningham has called for clarity on the Taoiseach’s comments  to “step up measures to increase compliance with guidelines." 

President of the GRA Jim Mulligan outlines what he expects the measures which come into effect from midnight will look like. 

Later this afternoon the Garda Commissioner will outline how An Garda Síochána will concentrate its frontline resources to support communities as the country enters level 3. 

Minister of State and Longford Westmeath Fianna Fail TD Robert Troy insists he has confidence in Gardai to enforce the rules:

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