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#Fines

# fines - Saturday 20 January, 2018

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

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

Jan 20th 2018, 5:30 PM 12,223 Views 6 Comments

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
# In Breach
# In Breach

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

Dec 8th 2017, 6:10 AM 11,336 Views 30 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think fines work?

Jul 7th 2017, 9:36 AM 12,843 Views 32 Comments

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
# Phone Service
# Phone Service

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

Mar 27th 2017, 7:55 PM 15,748 Views 25 Comments

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
# Scam
# Scam

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

Mar 10th 2017, 11:06 PM 11,810 Views 23 Comments

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?

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

Feb 26th 2017, 7:40 AM 23,754 Views 46 Comments

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
# Illegal Dumping
# Illegal Dumping

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

Feb 21st 2017, 6:17 PM 8,097 Views 29 Comments

“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
# Your Say

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

Dec 3rd 2016, 9:27 AM 15,613 Views 50 Comments

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
# All The Money
# All The Money

Drivers fined multiple times for having no NCT certificate

Jun 10th 2016, 10:01 PM 23,890 Views 49 Comments

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
# Jailed
# Jailed

Shell to Sea activist Maura Harrington arrested in Mayo

May 6th 2016, 7:30 PM 40,692 Views 139 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Mar 5th 2016, 9:10 AM 27,908 Views 87 Comments

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
# Fines
# Fines

Two landlords slapped with criminal convictions for failing to register tenants

Feb 23rd 2016, 12:17 PM 26,506 Views 39 Comments

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?
# Explainer
# Explainer

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

Jan 11th 2016, 3:03 PM 48,358 Views 88 Comments

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
# For Whom The Bill Tolls
# For Whom The Bill Tolls

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

Dec 17th 2015, 11:20 AM 31,707 Views 55 Comments

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
# Fine Idea
# Fine Idea

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

Dec 10th 2015, 7:05 PM 26,731 Views 149 Comments

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
# Unusual Punishment
# Unusual Punishment

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

Nov 26th 2015, 1:04 PM 13,103 Views 22 Comments

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
# Road Safety

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

Nov 21st 2015, 7:00 AM 11,272 Views 44 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

New fines begin the overdue fightback against pesky cyclists

Aug 1st 2015, 8:00 AM 206 Views 131 Comments

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
# It Starts Today
# It Starts Today

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

Jul 31st 2015, 2:40 PM 91,940 Views 334 Comments

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
# Stop

Cyclists face new fines, but will they work?

Jul 3rd 2015, 6:02 AM 18,650 Views 133 Comments

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
# Fine With Me
# Fine With Me

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

Jun 5th 2015, 10:45 AM 5,075 Views 8 Comments

If you guessed €27 million, well done.

# fines - Friday 17 April, 2015

Litterbugs are REALLY bad at paying fines
# Black Bags
# Black Bags

Litterbugs are REALLY bad at paying fines

Apr 17th 2015, 1:54 PM 9,072 Views 25 Comments

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
# Slammer
# Slammer

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

Mar 17th 2015, 7:30 AM 12,014 Views 38 Comments

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
# Not Fine
# Not Fine

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

Mar 9th 2015, 11:54 AM 16,652 Views 106 Comments

…costing taxpayers about €180 per person per day.

# fines - Friday 13 June, 2014

Marijuana could soon be decriminalised in Jamaica
# Ganja
# Ganja

Marijuana could soon be decriminalised in Jamaica

Jun 13th 2014, 8:56 PM 6,792 Views 13 Comments

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
# Poll

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

Jun 8th 2014, 9:46 AM 10,410 Views 55 Comments

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
# TV Licence
# TV Licence

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

May 5th 2014, 9:15 AM 13,989 Views 102 Comments

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
# Another Day
# Another Day

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

Apr 28th 2014, 10:42 PM 11,455 Views 44 Comments

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
# Anglo Trial
# Anglo Trial

Anglo pair in court to face sentencing for illegal loan scheme

Apr 28th 2014, 6:15 AM 7,288 Views 41 Comments

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
# GoSafe
# GoSafe

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

Apr 16th 2014, 11:38 AM 7,638 Views 35 Comments

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
# Prison
# Prison

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

Apr 11th 2014, 9:44 AM 11,196 Views 103 Comments

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
# Fines
# Fines

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

Jan 21st 2014, 3:42 PM 5,521 Views 21 Comments

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
# Dumping
# Dumping

Council to look at increasing staff to tackle illegal dumping

Nov 21st 2013, 6:30 AM 7,668 Views 52 Comments

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
# Bray Fire Officers
# Bray Fire Officers

Wicklow Council fined €355k over Bray firemen deaths

Oct 25th 2013, 9:50 PM 11,291 Views 33 Comments

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
# Penalty Fines
# Penalty Fines

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

Oct 14th 2013, 6:45 AM 3,978 Views 12 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Jul 18th 2013, 11:15 AM 20,206 Views 323 Comments

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
# Children
# Children

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

Jul 1st 2013, 6:55 PM 4,047 Views 10 Comments

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
# Fines
# Fines

Securities firm fined €78,000 by Central Bank

Jun 27th 2013, 1:16 PM 7,370 Views 6 Comments

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
# Illegal Dumping
# Illegal Dumping

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

Apr 22nd 2013, 6:45 AM 5,416 Views 29 Comments

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
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Ming: I want my penalty points back

Mar 12th 2013, 7:21 PM 31,510 Views 232 Comments

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.