Chief Supt. Tony Healy

  • A major Garda operation is being rolled out locally and nationally, to prevent the spread of Covid-19 over the upcoming May Bank Holiday weekend.

    Operation Fanacht, which was first implemented over Easter, runs again from today until next Monday, and will see thousands of checkpoints and patrols carried out by Gardaí on main routes, in town and villages, and at major tourist locations, as well as at parks and beaches.

    Chief Superintendent Tony Healy says a number of checkpoints will be in place on the main roads into Co Mayo, as well as mobile checkpoints in towns and villages, and Garda patrols at beaches and parks.


  • Mayo Gardai are urging the public to be on alert for scams, during the coronavirus outbreak.

    Chief Superintendent Tony Healy says 10 new Gardai have been deployed to the Mayo Garda Division, and Garda stations remain open as usual during Covid-19 to respond to any incidents.

    While streets are quieter than usual, the Chief Supt says crime continues to happen, and people should be on alert for bogus callers or online scams, as some criminals may use the current emergency to exploit others......