Gardaí in Laois imposed numerous fines on the spot on numerous individuals who violated the 5 km journey restrictions over the weekend.
Gardaí was energetic across the Slieve Blooms, Emo Court docket, Abbeyleix Street in Portlaoise and Oakvale Woods in Stradbally the place they turned again numerous autos and in a small variety of incidents fined those that violated journey restrictions.
In a press release, they mentioned: “An Garda Síochána has repeatedly referred to as on individuals to stick to public well being laws and to not journey past 5 km from their properties. An Garda Síochána has repeatedly suggested individuals to not park illegally in public services as it could hinder entry for emergency companies. Whereas the overwhelming majority of the general public agrees, it nonetheless appears some individuals don't wish to take this recommendation. "
They added: “La Gardaí within the Laois / Offaly division has issued notices of fastened fees to people who find themselves nicely exterior their 5 km restrict and have returned the autos after issuing a warning to drivers. Gardaí will probably be again on responsibility to assist Covid-19 laws and assist shield our frontline hospital workers and the group at giant.
"In Laois and Offaly, we have now seen huge public assist for public well being pointers and laws. The overwhelming majority of individuals proceed to stick to public well being pointers and we thanks for that.
Keep house besides when completely vital and as directed. "