Gardai urge locals not to cross the border unless it’s absolutely necessary
Gardai are urging people in Inishowen not to cross the border or leave the county unless it’s absolutely necessary to do so.
Sustained traffic checkpoints, under ‘Operation Fanacht’, will continue for the “foreseeable future” as we remain under Level Three covid restrictions until the end of the month at least.
Inspector Shaun Grant has revealed that a number of motorists have been turned back at checkpoints here in recent days and Gardai say they will continue to closely monitor peoples’ movements.
“There have been times when people have been turned back for embarking on unnecessary journeys and they have complied with our instructions.”
“Where journeys are not essential, people should comply with the regulations and stay within their county. These checkpoints do appear to be having an impact.”
“Some people who have engaged with us have realised that their journey wasn’t particularly essential – and they have returned to their place of residence as a result.”
Inspector Grant says Gardai will continue to maintain an “increased visible presence” on our roads, particularly at border crossings in Muff and Bridgend.