John Twomey

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A Covid-19 Garda checkpoint on the M4 earlier this month. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Gardaí stopped a number of supected drug drivers, speeding motorists and a van with too many dogs as part of “high visibility” policing on Friday. Ad(...)

Members of An Garda at a checkpoint on the M4 in Co. Kildare. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The introduction of Level 3 Covid-19 restrictions last week has seen a drop of 17.5 per cent in traffic volumes across the State, according to the Gar(...)

One of the premises in the midlands searched by gardaí. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Three suspected “shebeens”, or unlicensed premises, in the midlands have been searched by gardaí following tip-offs from the public. Gardaí carried o(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: Said breaking up gatherings not   ‘catered for’ by Government’s  Covid-19 regulations. Photograph: Alan Betson

The policing of house parties and large-scale street gatherings had been “difficult” for the Garda during the Covid-19 pandemic, but it was that doubt(...)

Garda checkpoint in Fairview, Dublin following the introduction of Level 3 restrictions. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

High-visibility gardaí and targeted checkpoints are to be rolled out across Co Donegal to oversee adherence to the increased level of public health re(...)

Garda checkpoints will also be established throughout the county with personnel from surrounding counties focussing on patrols of destination public amenities and open spaces. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Garda presence throughout Dublin will be significantly increased from midnight as the authorities seek to ensure compliance with public health mea(...)

Members of the Garda wear protective face masks while on duty in Dublin. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Gardaí have stepped up high-visibility patrols in Dublin as cases of Covid-19 rise in the capital rise and as authorities warned the city and county f(...)

Gardaí found customers consuming alcohol, but no evidence of food also being consumed and no evidence of receipts to show that food had been sold.

Another 21 pubs were found to be selling alcohol without food over the past week, gardaí have said. Inspections were carried out from August 24th to (...)

The Garda said  the vast majority of pubs and restaurants selling alcohol were in compliance with all measures.

Another 13 pubs have been found selling alcohol without any food in the past week, gardaí have said. This brings to 138 the number of licensed premis(...)

Theresa Chimamkpam and Elias Jegede with their belongings after being evicted from Berkeley Road, Dublin, on Wednesday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

An Garda Síochána’s involvement in an eviction at a house in Dublin last week suggests the organisation has failed to learn lessons from previous simi(...)

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