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11 vehicles at checkpoints in Co. Limerick in the last 24 hours.

Gardaí have seized 11 vehicles at checkpoints in Co. Limerick in the last 24 hours.

Gardaí from Limerick carrying out Covid- 19 checkpoints over the last 24 hours have seized 11 vehicles under Section 41 of the Road Traffic Act. All 11 vehicles were seized for being suspected of having no insurance and/or no tax.

Speaking at Henry Street Garda Station, Chief Superintendent Gerard Roche said "Operation Fanacht will see an extensive network of checkpoints established in Limerick, and across the country to ensure public compliance with the travel restrictions introduced recently as part of COVID-19 public health guidelines. Whist the Operation is in place to support travel restrictions put in place to help flatten the curve of Covid-19, it will also help enforce road traffic legislation – reducing the risk of collisions on the roads, and deny criminals the use of the road network.

"We would ask people to adhere to the Government restrictions and not travel to parks, tourist locations or holiday homes outside of the 2km limit. If you are stopped at a checkpoint, you will be turned back.”