Protect your loved
ones - Stay at home
GARDAÍ are advising people
in Inishowen to stay home to protect themselves and
their loved ones. Anyone undertaking non-essential
journeys will be liable for a fine of €100. Since being
introduced on January 11 2021, over 2,400 fines have
been issued by Gardaí to people in Ireland who left
their homes without a reasonable excuse.
An Garda Síochána can now issue people with a fine for
organising a party in their house or for attending such
a gathering. The fine for organising a house party is
€500 and attending a house party is €150.
Gardaí are continuing to conduct checkpoints on access
roads to airports and ports to check on whether people
travelling to these locations are undertaking an
essential journey. Travelling to an airport or port to
take a holiday abroad is not an essential journey.
The public should also be aware that if a driver is
found to be in breach of the non-essential travel
regulations that not only can the driver be fined, but
their adult passengers as well.
Gardaí can now prosecute breaches of
travel restrictions under Covid-19 regulations by means
of a €100 fine.
An Garda Síochána has also
to date issued 63 fines for the non-wearing of face
masks in certain locations with the vast majority of
these being in retail premises. People are advised that
under public health regulations they must wear a face
mask in retail premises. Under the regulations, An Garda
Síochána can take enforcement action in relation to such
matters once it has been informed of the alleged breach
by a relevant authority i.e. the manager of a retail
Deputy Commissioner, Policing and Security, John Twomey
said: "The vast majority of people are continuing to
play their part in tackling the spread of Covid-19. They
are staying home, only making essential journeys, and
exercising within 5km of their homes. We appreciate the
sacrifices they are making and we ask them to keep it
"However, there are still some people putting
themselves, their loved ones, their friends and their
neighbours at risk of getting Covid-19 by not adhering
to the regulations.
Our brave doctors, nurses, medical staff and other
front-line workers are putting their lives on the line
to protect others. They need our support and they
deserve our respect. The best way of doing this is to