466 fines issued in Ireland so far for organising house parties 1 month ago

466 fines issued in Ireland so far for organising house parties

"The vast majority of people are complying with the public health regulations. Thank you and please keep it up."

Gardaí have appealed to the public to remain at home and not attend social gatherings or attend house parties over the weekend.

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While the vast majority of people are compliant with the regulations, Gardaí said that they do continue to find groups gathering for house parties, social gatherings, outdoor drinking and exercise.

They called on people to plan their activities this weekend to ensure you exercise within 5km of your home.

Speaking on Friday, Deputy Commissioner, Policing and Security, Anne Marie McMahon said: "The vast majority of people are complying with the public health regulations. Thank you and please keep it up. Your contribution is appreciated by Gardaí throughout the country. We know it is hard and it has meant significant sacrifices, but you are helping to save lives and protect those on the front-line.

"The best way of keeping safe this weekend is to stay home. If you are going out, please stay within your 5km, limit your contacts with others, maintain social distancing, and regularly wash your hands.”

Gardaí revealed on Friday that 14,591 fines had been processed for breaches of public health regulations.

This includes 466 €500 fines for organising a house party and 1,842 €150 fines for attending a house party.

There has also been 636 €500 fines for non-essential journeys to airports or ports, while the total number of €100 and €500 fines for non-essential journeys to airports or ports is 1,011.

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There have been 269 fines of €80 each for not wearing a face covering.