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Gardai Have Issued 1,500 Fines For Non-Essential Travel

Laura Donnelly
Laura Donnelly

03:41 25 Jan 2021


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1,500 fines for non-essential travel have been issued within the past two weeks.

Since their introduction on January 11th, 909 fines have been handed out and 645 are being processed.

Gardai are reminding people that if a driver is found to be in breach of the non-essential travel regulations, adult passengers can be fined as well.

Officers also say that travel to airports and ports should only be taken for essential reasons, and that holidays abroad are not deemed essential.

Gardai are continuing a series of checkpoints and high visibility patrols at public amenities across the country in support of public health regulations.

An Garda Síochána is reminding people that they are only allowed to exercise within 5km of their home. The 5km limit includes the distance travelled from a person’s home to a location for exercise.

Deputy Commissioner, Policing and Security, John Twomey said: "The vast majority of people are complying with the non-essential travel regulations. We thank them for that.

"Unfortunately, there are still some people who are putting themselves, their loved ones and everyone they come into contact with at risk of getting COVID-19 by not complying with public health regulations. There are people dying and are seriously ill from COVID-19. Our health service and all who work in it are under serious pressure. People need to adhere to the public health regulations to help save lives and reduce that pressure.

"Please keep yourself and others safe by staying home. Only make essential journeys. Limit your contacts. Practice social distancing. Wash your hands."

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