Stay home – Additional checkpoints across district over Easter

Stay home – Additional checkpoints across district over Easter

By Mary Dennehy

THERE will be additional check points across the Tallaght district over the Easter bank holiday weekend.

New measures introduced by Government this week could see those on non-essential trips, during the coronavirus crisis, face a hefty fine or jail sentence.

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CHECKPOINTS: Gardai on the Mayberry Road

Speaking with The Echo, Tallaght district Superintendent Ian Lackey said: “We will be out there in the run-up to and during the bank holiday weekend.

“We’re advising, encouraging and pleading with people to stay home and not to engage in any unnecessary trips.

“There is still a percentage of people undertaking journeys they don’t have to.

“I’ve been out on check points myself, and there’s whole families and friends in cars.

“If you’re going on an essential trip to the shops or to work, that’s fine.” 

He added: “Under the new measures, there is a potential for a fine for people on non-essential journeys.

“This is about minimising the risk to the local community.

“The less people out there, the less chance of people being at risk.

“We do appreciate that the majority of people are adhering to the guidelines but there is still an element showing disregard.”

Along with keeping communties safe, Tallaght Garda Station is also supporting vulnerable and isolated residents.

If you are vulnerable and need support, or know somebody who is, call Tallaght Garda Station on 6666000 or the community policing unit on 6666020.