An Garda Síochána will be enforcing Operation Fanacht for the upcoming bank holiday weekend.
The strategy was previously used over the Easter bank holiday weekend, from April 8th to 13th.
It will again involve large sale checkpoints along main routes, with thousands of mobile checkpoints on secondary routes and in towns and villages.
High visibility patrols will take place along major tourist locations, parks and natural beauty spots to ensure compliance with restrictions. The Gardaí stated that there will be over 2,500 Gardaí involved in checkpoints or high visibility patrolling at any one time.
‘Vital’ to see high level of compliance
John Twomey, deputy commissioner for policing and security, said, “When we last ran Operation Fanacht, there was a high level of compliance from the public. It is vital that we see that again.”
“I want to thank the public for their co-operation so far. We know it has not been easy and has required significant sacrifices.
“We need this compliance to continue. This is a critical week for the country. If we all work together, we can help save the lives of our family, friends, neighbours and colleagues,” he concluded.