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New measures in Irish Republic are unenforceable, gardai warn

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A Garda officer stops a motorist

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A Garda officer stops a motorist

Senior gardai have warned Irish Government officials that new Covid-19 restrictions are unenforceable.

At interdepartmental meetings, gardai have voiced significant concerns over the vagueness of some regulations they have been asked to police. They have specifically raised issues with enforcing new rules preventing people playing golf more than 5km from their homes.

But other concerns have arisen since the further relaxation of the restrictions last Monday, resulting in more people returning to outdoor activities, related either to work or leisure.