A Garda checkpoint on the N7 motorway at the weekend
RTÉ’s Crime Correspondent Paul Reynolds reported:
Gardaí arrested and detained people seven times over the Easter weekend for failing to abide by strict regulations introduced to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
No one has been charged with a criminal offence as gardaí will consult with the Director of Public Prosecutions in every case before criminal proceedings are commenced.
…Garda Headquarters also said that in 144 cases where potential breaches of the regulations were suspected – such as house parties and non-essential travel – public order, assault, road traffic, and drugs legislation was used instead.
Previously: New Garda Powers And Your Movement [Updated]