Gardaí will introduce more static and rolling checkpoints from today as part of the level 5 restrictions.

The extension of Operation Fanacht will see Gardai continue their policy of policing by consent with enforcement only being used as a last resort.

Training in the Garda College in Templemore will also stop so recruits can be released to help with frontline duties

Gardai say that at any one time over the next six weeks they'll have over two and a half thousand officers on duty

They' will also available for vulnerable people in the community who may need extra assistance during the increased restrictions



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