Gardaí now have powers to fine people for not wearing masks

An Garda Siochana have been given powers to issue fines of €80 to people not wearing masks on public transport or in a retail setting.

Those organising an event in a private dwelling or elsewhere will face an on-the-spot fine of €500, Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has confirmed.

Fines of €150 are also now in place for those attending an event in a private dwelling while breaches of the Covid travel regulations can be punished with an on-the-spot fine of €100.

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