North Western Garda Region uses most Covid-19 enforcement powers

Gardaí have used their Covid-19 enforcement powers the most in the North Western Region since regulations came in to force earlier this year


A new report shows Gardaí have used their powers 702 times since April, with action required on 242 occasions in the North West Garda Region, which involves ten counties including Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal.


Over the past month, there were 31 incidents of people spitting or coughing at Gardaí recorded.


The Policing Authority says anti-spit hoods were used 6 times in that time.


Superintendent Colm Nevin from Ballyshannon Garda Station says the North Western Regional Garda Division covers a large area including the border region.