Heavy fines and jail await those who breach lockdown rules

Gardaí are granted powers to demand people’s names and addresses to see if they are more than 2km from their homes

29th March, 2020
Heavy fines and jail await those who breach lockdown rules
The Gardaí have been given powers to demand the names and addresses of people to see if they are complying with the mandatory orders

People who are caught by the Gardaí breaching the national lockdown rules could face fines of up to €2,500 and a six-month jail sentence if they refuse to change their behaviour.

The Gardaí have been given powers to demand the names and addresses of people to see if they are complying with the mandatory orders not to exercise more than two kilometres beyond their homes.

They also have the power to seek information...

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