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Friday, April 23, 2021

Gardaí have issued approximately 9,800 fines for Covid-19 breaches

Approximately 9,800 fines have been issued by gardaí so far in relation to Covid-19 breaches.

The fines issued included 7,566 €100 fines for non-essential travel, 341 €500 fines for non-essential journeys to airports and ports, 277 €500 fines for organising a house party and 1,109 €150 fines for attending such events, and 187 €80 fines for not wearing a face covering.

Urging people to remain within their 5km limit, gardaí stated that checkpoints and patrols at public amenities, beauty spots and parks across the country will continue.

However, the 5km limit will not apply to those involved in domestic violence situations.

Deputy Commissioner, Policing and Security, John Twomey stated that there is majority compliance with current regulations but “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.” 

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