People should carry ‘evidence’ of travel reasons if exceeding 2km limit

Garda chief Drew Harris says the ‘vast majority of citizens are compliant’ with Covid-19 rules

Commissioner Drew Harris and chief Superintendent Pat Murray inspect 319 new gardaí during an attestation ceremony at the Garda Training College in Templemore, Co Tipperary on March 20th. Photograph: Mark Condren/PA Wire

Commissioner Drew Harris and chief Superintendent Pat Murray inspect 319 new gardaí during an attestation ceremony at the Garda Training College in Templemore, Co Tipperary on March 20th. Photograph: Mark Condren/PA Wire

People deliberately contravening new Covid-19 regulations can be arrested and prosecuted, Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has said.

However, on the second day of the measures restricting people to their homes in a bid to limit the spread of the coronavirus, Mr Harris said the new rules had been “very well received” by members of the public.

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