New figures present Gardaí has issued 29 Fastened Fee Notices (FPNs) to folks thus far this week for violations of Covid-19 journey restrictions.
From Monday to Wednesday, 29 FPNs had been issued and eight extra FPNs had been issued for earlier alleged violations from January 1-10.
In latest days, at a checkpoint exterior Cork Metropolis, a person and girl from totally different households had been arrested whereas driving and mentioned to be touring to go to an aged relative .
“On the finish of the checkpoint, a couple of minutes later, Gardaí patrolled an area parking zone and located the identical driver.
"He hadn't traveled to go to an aged relative, had no affordable excuses, and was exterior the 5 km restrict for bodily train."
"Each occupants of the automotive have issued FPNs," Gardaí mentioned in a press release.
Elsewhere in Cork, a feminine driver was instructed to return dwelling by Gardaí at a checkpoint in Midleton.
Subsequently, she was seen on a seashore exterior the 5 km restrict.
In a press release, Gardaí mentioned the driving force "admitted she was in breach of Covid rules and provided no different affordable excuse".
When journey rule violations are detected and an individual doesn’t adjust to an instruction from An Garda Síochána, prosecution may be initiated by the use of a set cost discover of € 100 .
If obligatory, An Garda Síochána might request a directive from the Workplace of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Nevertheless, Gardaí says she continues with a gradual policing response to help public well being rules and pointers consistent with their custom of policing by consent.
This has seen Gardaí have interaction, clarify, encourage and, as a final resort, apply.
Gardaí will proceed to function a major variety of static and cell checkpoints, in addition to conduct high-visibility patrols, this weekend targeted on non-essential journey.
Commenting in the present day, Deputy Commissioner John Twomey pleaded with folks to adjust to the Covid-19 restrictions.
“Our well being service is underneath stress. Deaths from Covid-19 are growing. Intensive care admissions are growing.
“One of the simplest ways for folks to guard their family members, neighbors and communities is to remain at dwelling,” he mentioned.
"Please solely take important journeys. Train inside three miles of your own home. Scale back the variety of folks you meet.
"Put on a face masks. Preserve your social distances. Wash your fingers. If you’re going to a spot to train and it is rather crowded, go.
"All of it will assist scale back the unfold of Covid-19 and defend lives," Deputy Twomey added.