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9,800 Fines Issued By Gardaí For Covid Breaches

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An Garda Síochána have issued approximately 9,800 fines across the range of all Covid-19 breaches.

As of close of business yesterday the following number of fines had been issued:

  • 7,566 €100 fines for non-essential travel
  • 341 €500 fines for non-essential journeys to airports/ports
  • The total number of €100 and €500 fines for non-essential journeys to airports/ports is 716
  • 277 €500 fines for organising a house party
  • 1,109 €150 fines for attending a house party
  • 187 fines of €80 each for not wearing a face covering

An Garda Síochána will be continuing nationwide checkpoints and high visibility patrols at public amenities, parks and beauty spots across the country this weekend in support of public health regulations.

Speaking today, Deputy Commissioner, Policing and Security, John Twomey said: “The vast majority of people are complying with the public health regulations. This is vital in bringing down the COVID-19 infection rate. We know it has meant major sacrifices for people and we thank them for their great efforts.

“The best way of keeping safe this weekend is to stay home. If you are going out, please stay within your 5km, limit your contacts with others, maintain social distancing, and regularly wash your hands.

“We all have a role to play in tackling the spread of COVID-19. This is an individual and collective responsibility. Unfortunately, there appears to be some people who don’t believe it is their responsibility. Having such an attitude puts themselves, their loved ones and anyone they come into contact with at risk of getting a virus that has killed more than 4,000 of our fellow citizens.”