Tánaiste Leo Varadkar
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said a system of fines may have to be considered for people who break restrictions imposed due to Covid-19.
Leo Varadkar told a meeting of Fine Gael TDs, Senators and MEPs last night that the Government’s primary aim was to secure public buy-in rather than to introduce draconian measures.
However, Mr Varadkar said if fines were to be introduced, they would have to be both graduated and imposed on-the-spot fines rather than involving the courts.
He suggested an appropriate penalty could be in the order of €50 for not wearing a mask, and €200 for not abiding by travel restrictions.
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