The departures gates at Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport.  Gardaí believe they do not have the power to stop those  travelling for dentist or medical appointments if they are able to show genuine evidence of the appointment. Photograph: PA

Gardaí do not believe they have the power to stop people travelling abroad for dental appointments or to prosecute those who have already travelled. (...)

One of the requests included a woman who said she was in severe pain from a tootache and sought an appointment for two weeks’ time. Photograph: iStock

People who travel to Tenerife for a dental appointment risk criminal prosecution, Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said . He was speaking after it emer(...)

One of the requests included a woman who said she was in severe pain from a tootache and sought an appointment for two weeks’ time. Photograph: iStock

Staff at a dental clinic in Tenerife say they are willing to pass on the details of Irish people who have looked for appointments there to the gardaí (...)