Starting right now (Monday), the Gardaí can prosecute journey restriction violations beneath the Covid-19 rules by the use of a flat charge discover.
Below the legislation, an individual shouldn’t depart their place of residence with no affordable excuse.
An Garda Síochána has been constant in its progressive police response to assist public well being rules and tips according to its custom of policing by consent. This has seen Garda members have interaction, clarify, encourage and, as a final resort, apply.
As of right now, when journey rule violations are detected and an individual doesn’t adjust to a member's route, a prosecution can now be initiated via a hard and fast charge discover of € 100. If obligatory, An Garda Síochána could request a directive from the Workplace of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Deputy Commissioner John Twomey, Policing and Safety, stated: “An Garda Síochána continues to see the general public considerably adjust to public well being rules, however we additionally proceed to see actions that contravene these rules launched to cease the present unfold of Covid -19 and defend our communities.
“I enchantment to each individual with no affordable excuse for touring – staying dwelling. It’s your obligation as a citizen and it’ll save lives and assist our frontline companies, nurses, docs, hospital workers and my colleagues within the Garda right now.