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Garda Siochana conduct an Operation Fanacht  checkpoint in Dublin this afternoon

This morning/afternoon.

I’m walkin’ here.


Ah, lads.

This afternoon.

the N7 carriageway out of Dublin

Eamonn Farrell writes:

More ‘[Covid-related Operation Fanacht’] traffic chaos this lunchtime, even though the Gardai made alterations to the streaming of heavy goods vehicles at the filter lanes at this check point yesterday (which resulted in some drivers using outlying routes through villages), after the huge traffic tailbacks which were caused by their presence on Wednesday….

No one said eliminating the rona from our roads was going to be easy.

Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews

Yesterday: Motorway Avoidance

Jam Today?

This evening.

An Garda Síochána’s surreal Operation Fanacht ends its first day.

The highways are little safer.

Earlier: Comply or The PUP Gets It


Officers who spoke to The Irish Times were unapologetic about the long traffic jams caused in some parts of the country, saying Garda Commissioner Drew Harris had on Tuesday warned very clearly that delays were inevitable.

More than 130 static checkpoints erected on motorways and other arterial routes yesterday morning around the country were switched to the opposite side of the road later in the day.

It meant motorists delayed in the morning faced the same disruption in the evening; a strategy that was set to continue for the next three weeks.

Cruel and futile.

That’ll learn the rona.

Senior gardaí hope checkpoints and traffic jams provide ‘sharp shock’ (Irish Times)

This afternoon.

Eamonn Farrell writes:

 Chaos on the south bound N7 from Rathcoole to Castlewarden. Gardai and Council workers were present at the exit from the cone filter…

Eamonn Farrell/RollingnNews


This morning/afternoon.

Garda halt traffic at a check point on the M4 outbound from Dublin.

Earlier: Checkpoint Charlies