Party-goers and organisers in Carlow/Kilkenny among those fined by gardaí

Sixteen fines issued on Thursday

Kilkenny People


Kilkenny People


An Garda Síochána

An Garda Síochána

Organisers and attendees at house parties in locations such as Kilkenny/Carlow, Limerick, Cork and Galway were among those issued with fines on this week as part of a garda clamp down.

Gardaí can now issue people with a fine for organising a party in their house or for attending such a gathering. The fine for organising a house party is €500 and attending a house party is €150. Some 16 fines were issued on Thursday.

An Garda Síochána is advising people to stay home to protect themselves and their loved ones. People undertaking non-essential journeys are liable for a fine of €100 and since being introduced on January 11, over 2,400 fines to date have been issued by Gardaí to people who left their homes without a reasonable excuse.

As attending a party is non-essential travel – even if it is in your neighbour’s house - Gardaí  also have the option of issuing the €100 non-essential travel fine to anyone going to or from a party.

An Garda Síochána is continuing to conduct checkpoints on access roads to airports and ports to check on whether 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.

Nationwide checkpoints and high visibility patrols at public amenities across the country continued this weekend in support of public health regulations.