Delays expected as Gardai ramp up Covid checkpoints

 

Traffic jams are to be used by Gardaí from this morning to discourage people making unnecessary journeys.

Operation Fanacht came into force at midnight across the country with 132 checkpoints a day on main roads, while there will be thousands more in towns and villages.

Gardaí will not have enforcement powers but if compliance becomes a problem, they will be requested.

Liam Herrick from the Irish Council for Civil Liberties says the lockdown in spring showed how people react to those measures: