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Gardaí have received a range of enew Covid-19 enforcement powers. Photograph: Stephen Collins/ Collins/ File

Gardaí received a range of new Covid-19 enforcement powers on Monday, including the power to fine people engaging in non-essential travel. Under the (...)

Under Level 3 restriction, pubs must serve a substantial meal, prepared on the premises, in order to serve alcohol. They must also close at 11.30pm and comply with other public health measures. Photograph: Alan Betson

Gardaí issued the first “immediate closure order” against a pub over the weekend for repeatedly failing to comply with Covid-19 restrictions. The Gar(...)

“We’ve decided not to open this Sunday for the hurling final” - Crotty’s Inn will stay shut for Sunday’s big match. Photograph: Google Street.

A pub in Co Waterford has decided to keep its doors shut for the All-Ireland hurling final with the “parish’s best interests at heart”. Waterford ta(...)

In the period from the end of November until January 6th four different regimes of Covid-19 penal regulations, all enforceable by gardaí, will have been in place. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

Gardaí have begun issuing fines to people refusing to wear face masks, almost seven weeks after the new offences were created, but members of the forc(...)

Eddie Brennan is to take over the Cuala hurlers. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Eddie Brennan has been appointed as coach of Dublin hurling champions Cuala. The former Kilkenny All-Ireland winner departed from the Laois manager’s (...)

Under Operation Fanacht, more than 100 Garda checkpoints will be in place on main routes, supported by a schedule of mobile checkpoints. File photograph: Tom Honan

An Garda Síochána has warned the public it will be continuing “major high visibility” operations as the State moves from Level 5 to Level 3 coronaviru(...)

Gardai said checks of retail premises across the State have shown the vast majority are compliant. Photograph: iStock

Eleven retail outlets could face prosecution for allegedly breaching Covid-19 public health restrictions, Gardai have said. Files are to be sent to (...)

A Garda checkpoint on the N7 at Blackchurch on October 6th. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Compliance with the latest public health measures has been “very high”, with only two incidents of individuals suspected of breaching travel restricti(...)

There will be over 2,500 gardaí on duty at any one time during the six-week lockdown. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Gardaí have started a major high visibility policing operation to coincide with the highest level of Covid-19 restrictions being introduced nationwide(...)

Lockdown has been a time of unprecedented danger for people in abusive relationships. Photograph: iStock

In the beginning, he was everything Kate could have asked for in a partner. He was generous. He made her laugh. He would drive an hour just to pick he(...)

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