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16 fines issued in one night for house parties

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16 fines issued in one night for house parties

Despite the surge in COVID deaths and case numbers since Christmas, it appears house parties are still being thrown with reckless abandon on an all-too-frequent basis.a close up of a person© Provided by Extra.ie

On Thursday this week, multiple house parties, which are illegal during Level 5 lockdown, were broken up by Gardai, who handed out 16 fines that night alone for the flagrant breaches.

Officers interrupted parties in Limerick, Cork, Galway, and Kilkenny/Carlow in the space of just 24 hours on Thursday.a man holding a glass of wine: On Thursday this week, multiple house parties, which are illegal during Level 5 lockdown, were broken up by Gardai, who handed out 16 fines that night alone for the flagrant breaches. Pic: Getty Images© Provided by Extra.ie On Thursday this week, multiple house parties, which are illegal during Level 5 lockdown, were broken up by Gardai, who handed out 16 fines that night alone for the flagrant breaches. Pic: Getty Images

The fine for organising a house party is €500, while those in attendance face a fine of €150. Gardai have also warned they can issue fines to people travelling to house parties — even if it’s just to the house next door.

As going to a party is deemed non-essential travel, even if it is in your neighbour’s house, the force confirmed yesterday it has the option of issuing the €100 non-essential travel fine to anyone caught on their way to or from a party.

An Garda Siochana also said that there have now been more than 2,400 fines issued for nonessential travel to people who left their homes without a reasonable excuse.a man wearing a hat: The fine for organising a house party is €500, while those in attendance face a fine of €150. Gardai have also warned they can issue fines to people travelling to house parties — even if it’s just to the house next door.© Provided by Extra.ie The fine for organising a house party is €500, while those in attendance face a fine of €150. Gardai have also warned they can issue fines to people travelling to house parties — even if it’s just to the house next door.

The fines for non-essential journeys were introduced on January 11, along with €500 fines for anyone organising an event which is contrary to public health regulations.

A spokesman said that nationwide checkpoints and high-visibility patrols at public amenities across the country will continue this weekend in support of those regulations aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19.

Gardai are advising people this weekend to stay home to protect themselves and their loved ones.a car driving down a highway: An Garda Siochana also said that there have now been more than 2,400 fines issued for nonessential travel to people who left their homes without a reasonable excuse. Pic: Niall Carson/PA Wire© Provided by Extra.ie An Garda Siochana also said that there have now been more than 2,400 fines issued for nonessential travel to people who left their homes without a reasonable excuse. Pic: Niall Carson/PA Wire

They will be continuing to set up checkpoints on access roads to airports and ports to ensure people travelling to these locations – in private vehicles or on bus services – are undertaking an essential journey. Travelling to an airport or port to take a holiday abroad is not an essential journey.

And they are advising the public to plan their activities over the weekend by taking into account that people are only allowed to exercise within 5km of their home.

People are reminded that the 5km limit includes the distance travelled from their home to a location for exercise.

In other words, you cannot travel more than 5km to a location to exercise.a couple of people that are standing in the street: People are reminded that the 5km limit includes the distance travelled from their home to a location for exercise. Pic: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images© Provided by Extra.ie People are reminded that the 5km limit includes the distance travelled from their home to a location for exercise. Pic: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

If a driver is found to be in breach of the non-essential travel rules, then not only can the driver be fined, but their adult passengers as well. This is also the case for adults in groups undertaking activities such as cycling or walking. Every adult in such a group can be fined.

To date, Gardai have also issued 63 fines for the non-wearing of facemasks in certain locations, with 50 of these being in retail premises.

However, the force said it was only using enforcement measures as a last resort, and was focusing on explaining and encouraging people to do the right thing.a man holding a laptop: ‘There are still some people putting themselves, their loved ones, their friends, and their neighbours at risk of getting COVID-19 by not adhering to the regulations.’ Pic: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie© Provided by Extra.ie ‘There are still some people putting themselves, their loved ones, their friends, and their neighbours at risk of getting COVID-19 by not adhering to the regulations.’ Pic: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Deputy Garda Commissioner of Policing and Security John Twomey said: ‘The vast majority of people are continuing to play their part in tackling the spread of COVID-19. They are staying home, only making essential journeys, and exercising within 5km of their homes. We appreciate the sacrifices they are making and we ask them to keep it up. However, there are still some people putting themselves, their loved ones, their friends, and their neighbours at risk of getting COVID-19 by not adhering to the regulations.

‘People are dying from COVID. People are seriously ill. Our brave doctors, nurses, medical staff and other frontline workers are putting their lives on the line to protect others. They need our support and they deserve our respect. The best way of doing this is to stay home.’

He added: ‘People should only make essential journeys, reduce their contacts, practise social distancing, and wash their hands. Please stay safe and keep others safe by staying home.’

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