TD CALLS FOR BORDER GARDAÍ TO BE GIVEN GREATER COVID-19 ENFORCEMENT POWERS

30 April 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan/Monaghan Brendan Smith has called on Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD and his Government to immediately amend the new Covid-19 regulations to ensure that they apply to people living outside the Republic of Ireland who might travel over the Border. Deputy Smith stated this week: “Many people in counties Cavan and Monaghan have contacted me concerned at the reports that Garda authorities have received legal advice that they don’t have the necessary powers to enforce the Covid-19 movement restrictions on someone if they live outside our State.

“The vast majority of people have made a massive effort over the last number of weeks to restrict their movements to slow the transmission of the Coronavirus and they…

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