A quick check of the Garda system revealed the vehicle was not permitted to be driven on public roads
The driver of the car was fined and the vehicle was immediately seized.
Gardaí will be out in force until the end of the May Bank Holiday weekend to ensure the public is not flouting the Covid-19 travel restrictions.
Until Monday night, May 4, there will once again be an extensive network of checkpoints established across the country as part of Operation Fanacht.
At any one time, there will be over 2,500 Gardaí involved in checkpoints or high visibility patrolling.
There will be large-scale checkpoints on many main routes, and thousands of mobile checkpoints on secondary routes and in towns and villages.
The operation will also see Gardaí conduct high visibility patrols at major tourist locations, parks and areas of natural scenic beauty to ensure compliance with restrictions.
Operation Fanacht was previously run by Gardaí for the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.