On-the-spot fines for offences committed near national monuments

Historic and Archaeological Heritage Bill will allow OPW staff to fine offenders up to €200 rather than taking lengthy prosecutions in the courts

A Star Wars fan near Skellig Michael, where several of the Star Wars series of movies were filmed. Visitors who commit offences at or near national monuments will now be charged on-the-spot fines of up to €200. Charles McQuillan/Getty