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#Fines

# fines - Friday 8 June, 2018

Over 2,000 people jailed for non-payment of fines last year

The latest figures shows there has been a significant drop in the number of imprisonments following new legislation.

# fines - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

Drivers fined almost €120,000 in crackdown on M50 toll dodgers

Fines ranging from €9,000 to €16,000 were handed down to 10 motorists yesterday.

# fines - Saturday 3 March, 2018

Why councils will soon be fining themselves for owning vacant housing sites

Why councils will soon be fining themselves for owning vacant housing sites

The vacant sites levy was introduced to free up land for homes.

# fines - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Over 300 retailers targeted in sting operations to see if they're selling cigarettes to under 18s

The HSE figures relate to the first three quarters of last year.

# fines - Saturday 20 January, 2018

Drunk droning in the US state of New Jersey is now illegal

Infractions can be punishable by up to six months in prison and a $1,000 (€815) fine.

# fines - Friday 8 December, 2017

Group water schemes will have to pay for a licence under proposed new rules

The EU has commenced infringement proceedings against Ireland for its failure to introduce a licensing system.

# fines - Friday 7 July, 2017

Poll: Do you think fines work? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think fines work?

Do you have any library books or rented DVDs or videos collecting dust?

# fines - Monday 27 March, 2017

Eircom fined for over-charging nuns' nursing home and leaving it without phone service for weeks

The judge convicted Eircom and imposed fines amounting to €16,500 which must be paid within two months.

# fines - Friday 10 March, 2017

Volkswagen pleads guilty in emissions cheating scandal, set to pay extra €4bn in fines

The guilty plea entered today is in addition to over €16 billion in settlements the company has already agreed to pay.

# fines - Sunday 26 February, 2017

Rivers of Buckfast bottles and human excrement in playgrounds: How can Ireland clean up its act? This post contains a poll

Rivers of Buckfast bottles and human excrement in playgrounds: How can Ireland clean up its act?

We look at international solutions to dirty litter habits – and whether they would be effective here.

# fines - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

'There is no deterrent': Less than a third of Dublin litter fines actually get paid

“The council don’t appear to give the issue of illegal dumping the attention it deserves,” one councillor said.

# fines - Saturday 3 December, 2016

Poll: Do you think porn sites should be fined for letting under-18s visit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think porn sites should be fined for letting under-18s visit?

Critics say the process risks restricting adults’ access to legal content and could open a door to fraudsters.

# fines - Friday 10 June, 2016

Drivers fined multiple times for having no NCT certificate

Second prosecutions were taken against people for not having NCT Certificates, in cases where an original fine had already been paid.

# fines - Friday 6 May, 2016

Shell to Sea activist Maura Harrington arrested in Mayo

She has been taken to the Dóchas Centre women’s prison where she is expected to spend ten days.

# fines - Saturday 5 March, 2016

Poll: Should election candidates be fined for not taking down their posters in time? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should election candidates be fined for not taking down their posters in time?

All posters should have been taken down by now.

# fines - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

Two landlords slapped with criminal convictions for failing to register tenants

The Private Residential Tenancies Board took legal action against the landlords for failing to register their tenancies.

# fines - Monday 11 January, 2016

How will the new fine payment law coming into force today affect you?

Jail time for fine defaulters will be considered only as a last resort under the legislation.

# fines - Thursday 17 December, 2015

Driver fined €25,000 in M50 toll-dodging crackdown

Transport Infrastructure Ireland are taking a new hardline stance on those who don’t pay their tolls, including the seizure of offenders’ cars.

# fines - Thursday 10 December, 2015

A major IT upgrade means people who don't pay fines will have it taken from their wages

55% of those imprisoned in Ireland last year were jailed for the non-payment of fines.

# fines - Thursday 26 November, 2015

Software pirate ordered to make a viral video to avoid paying a major fine

The Czech Republic courts said it won’t force the man to pay around €350,000 in damages if his anti-piracy video gets 200,000 views on YouTube.

# fines - Saturday 21 November, 2015

What if we gave motorists cash rewards for driving under the speed limit? Road Safety This post contains a poll

What if we gave motorists cash rewards for driving under the speed limit?

Renua deputy leader Billy Timmins has said motorists who are recorded driving under the limit should be entered into a lottery to win cash.

# fines - Saturday 1 August, 2015

New fines begin the overdue fightback against pesky cyclists

With the backing of powerful bureaucratic interests, cyclists have been getting a free ride where it comes to their responsibilities on the road.

# fines - Friday 31 July, 2015

Are you a cyclist? Here are the 7 offences you can get fined €40 for

No front lamp? That’s a fine. Not stopping at traffic lights? That’s a fine.

# fines - Friday 3 July, 2015

Cyclists face new fines, but will they work? Stop This post contains a poll

Cyclists face new fines, but will they work?

Cycling groups have questions about the enforceability of the new charges.

# fines - Friday 5 June, 2015

Breaking the law has cost financial institutions €27 million since 2011

If you guessed €27 million, well done.

# fines - Friday 17 April, 2015

Litterbugs are REALLY bad at paying fines

And a councillor thinks it could cause reputational damage.

# fines - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

New law will allow people to pay fines in installments - and avoid jail

The Courts Service is also outsourcing the collection of fines.

# fines - Monday 9 March, 2015

Over 8,000 people were jailed last year for not paying small fines

…costing taxpayers about €180 per person per day.

# fines - Friday 13 June, 2014

Marijuana could soon be decriminalised in Jamaica

The move was motivated by a need to reduce burdens on the court system.

# fines - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Poll: Do you agree with the early release of short-term prisoners? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with the early release of short-term prisoners?

Someone jailed for four weeks can now be released after three.

# fines - Monday 5 May, 2014

Britain wants to stop sending people to jail over tv licences - but Ireland is unlikely to follow suit

Britain sent 51 people to jail last year for not paying their tv licence – while Ireland imprisoned 411 people.

# fines - Monday 28 April, 2014

No sentence yet for Anglo pair as court hears more back and forth about legal advice

Anglo’s former lawyer told today’s sentencing hearing that he he did not know that the bank were intending to lend to the ‘Maple 10′ developers.

Anglo pair in court to face sentencing for illegal loan scheme

Willie McAteer and Pat Whelan will find out today if they are to face a jail term.

# fines - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Speed cameras record more than 7,000 hours of driving each month

There are 727 “speed enforcement zones” throughout the country.

# fines - Friday 11 April, 2014

Over 8,000 people were imprisoned for non-payment of fines last year

And legislation that will cut that number was passed yesterday.

# fines - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

New law will aim to have a 'minimum' of people jailed over fines

The chairman of the Justice Committee says the law will ensure that less people are jailed for non-payment of fines.

# fines - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Council to look at increasing staff to tackle illegal dumping

Glasnevin-based councillor Paul McAuliffe said the council does not have the resources to police many of the bye-laws it creates.

# fines - Friday 25 October, 2013

Wicklow Council fined €355k over Bray firemen deaths

The local authority pleaded guilty to three charges related to the deaths of Mark O’Shaughnessy and Brian Murray who died fighting a blaze in Bray in 2007. The maximum possible fine was €3 million.

# fines - Monday 14 October, 2013

Ireland paid over €3.5m in EC fines over septic tanks and EIAs

The state has finished paying off the penalties related to environmental issues – they amounted to €3,648,000.

# fines - Thursday 18 July, 2013

Poll: Should cyclists be fined for breaking the rules of the road? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should cyclists be fined for breaking the rules of the road?

The Government is going to bring in on-the-spot fines for cyclists who break red lights or cycle on footpaths. Good idea? Bad idea?

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