Gardaí have issued almost 300 fines in Galway for breaches of COVID-19 regulations as of this week.
There have been 294 fines issued in Galway for non-essential travel, organising or attending house parties, or not wearing a mask while required.
An Garda Síochána has now issued approximately 6,550 fines across a range of COVID-19 breaches.
- 4,911 €100 fines for non-essential travel
- 132 €500 fines for non-essential journeys to airports/ports
- the total number of €100 and €500 fines for non-essential journeys to airports/ports is in excess of 500
- 116 €500 fines for organising a house party
- 498 €150 fines for attending a house party
- 127 fines of €80 each for not wearing a face covering
Deputy Commissioner John Twomey said, “The vast majority of people are doing the right things. They are staying home. Making only essential journeys. Limiting their contacts.
“We know it is hard. We know it has meant huge sacrifices. We thank them for this and ask people to continue to do the right things.”
“Unfortunately, there are still people in this society who are prepared to put themselves, their families, their friends and their colleagues at risk of getting COVID-19.
“Everybody in this society has an individual and collective responsibility to play their part in reducing the spread of COVID-19.”
“Everybody in this society has an individual and collective responsibility to play their part in saving lives and reducing serious illness. It is long past time for those who are not playing their part to do so.”