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Midlands Motorist Stuck At Covid Checkpoint For Hours

Photo credit: Facebook/Garda Siochána Westmeath

There's been mixed reaction to the garda checkpoints, aimed at discouraging people from taking unnecessary journeys.

Gardaí are warning motorists to expect delays over the coming weeks due to Operation Fanacht. 

132 checkpoints have been placed nationwide as part of Level 3 covid restrictions.  

Drivers are being asked to consider whether their journey is really essential. 

Ger Byrne from Athlone says she was delayed for several hours at a checkpoint near Leixlip:

Posted by Garda Síochána Laois Offaly on Wednesday, 7 October 2020

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