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# 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?

# fines - Monday 1 July, 2013

Childcare providers who breach regulations could be fined €100,000

An amendment bill tabled by Fianna Fáil would see the fines being brought into place.

# fines - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Securities firm fined €78,000 by Central Bank

Susquehanna International Group failed to report over 90,000 financial transactions in a four-year period.

# fines - Monday 22 April, 2013

271 fined for illegal dumping in Dublin's inner city since December

In addition, a newly-formed task group issued 103 fines after surveying sites and investigating dumped bags.

# fines - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

Ming: I want my penalty points back

The Dáil deputy described what led up to him not receiving penalty points or a fine though he was caught by gardaí driving while on a mobile phone on two occasions.

# fines - Thursday 7 March, 2013

More than 300 fines issued as gardaí crack down on broken lights

Operation Light up was held over two days last month and resulted in 317 prosecutions.

# fines - Saturday 9 February, 2013

Ireland still paying €12k-a-day fine for septic tank compliance failure

Environment Minister Phil Hogan had vowed to wrap up EPA inspections – needed for the daily fines to stop – before end of last month but deadline has not been met.

# fines - Friday 1 February, 2013

Here's how 7,500 people went to jail for not paying fines in 2012

An average of 20 people a day were jailed for non-payment of fines last year – despite moves to reduce the figures.

# fines - Monday 21 January, 2013

From The42 Snapshot: 'All fines to be paid to Per Mertesacker' - here's Arsenal's dressing-room rules Fines

Snapshot: 'All fines to be paid to Per Mertesacker' - here's Arsenal's dressing-room rules

Here’s a novel way to pay Theo Walcott’s pay rise…

# fines - Thursday 25 October, 2012

Poll: Have you paid the household charge yet? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you paid the household charge yet?

Some householders are receiving warning letters in error but have you paid the €100 tax yet?

# fines - Monday 22 October, 2012

Law reform will allow fines to be paid in instalments

A new scheme approved by ministers could see unpaid fines deducted from a person’s wages if they remain unpaid.

# fines - Monday 23 July, 2012

From The42 Penn State fined $60m, hit with bowl and scholarship penalties for Sandusky scandal Penn State Scandal

Penn State fined $60m, hit with bowl and scholarship penalties for Sandusky scandal

The NCAA handed down the unprecedented penalties following an investigation into the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal.

# fines - Saturday 21 July, 2012

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know this morning…

25 people a day are being jailed for not paying fines

The high number of people being jailed for non-payment has been described as “expensive and pointless”.

# fines - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

Maximum prison sentence for some white collar crimes doubles

The new legislation is a part of a crackdown on white collar crime.

# fines - Monday 2 July, 2012

GlaxoSmithKline fined $3 billion in US

The fine was the largest health care fraud settlement in US history.

# fines - Monday 18 June, 2012

Registration for septic tank inspections may begin this month

The Department of the Environment says testing for the delayed registration is underway, and the rollout could be soon.

# fines - Thursday 31 May, 2012

The Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Your essential evening round-up of the day’s biggest news, plus the bits and pieces you may have missed…

# fines - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

Unforeseen delay in rollout of septic tank registrations

Phil Hogan is forced to acknowledge that registrations for tanks will be delayed, but there is no comment on why.

# fines - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Cyclists should face on-the-spot fines for rule breaking - TD

A cycling group has backed Kevin Humphreys’ call for better enforcement, but said there could be difficulties in practice.

# fines - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

From The42 Monaghan and Kildare hit with €5,000 fines Ill-Discipline

Monaghan and Kildare hit with €5,000 fines

The GAA’s CCCC has made the decision after the two sides were involved in ugly scenes in Clones last Sunday.

# fines - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

Explainer: What's going on with Ireland's septic tanks?

The government’s under pressure over its plans to enforce mandatory inspections of septic tanks. So what’s the story?

# fines - Friday 13 January, 2012

State won't face septic tank fines in February despite government claims

The government has rejected claims that it has misled the Dáil and the public over fines for failure to comply with EU regulations on septic tanks.

# fines - Friday 30 December, 2011

16 new penalty points to be introduced in 2012

Transport Minister Leo Varadkar is to introduce the penalty points and fines by the end of 2012, as part of his focus on road safety in Ireland.