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#Fines

# fines - Monday 25 June, 2018

'Prison is for dangerous criminals': Drop in numbers sent to prison for non-payment of fines
# Justice
# Justice

'Prison is for dangerous criminals': Drop in numbers sent to prison for non-payment of fines

Jun 25th 2018, 3:37 PM 10,484 Views 31 Comments

More than 2,000 people were sent to prison for failure to pay a court-imposed fine last year.

# fines - Friday 8 June, 2018

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

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

Jun 8th 2018, 6:15 AM 19,161 Views 24 Comments

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
# Taking Its Toll
# Taking Its Toll

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

May 22nd 2018, 6:10 AM 36,784 Views 67 Comments

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

Mar 3rd 2018, 4:00 PM 18,676 Views 26 Comments

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
# Smoking
# Smoking

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

Jan 21st 2018, 7:00 AM 28,010 Views 22 Comments

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
# Drones
# Drones

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

Jan 20th 2018, 5:30 PM 12,232 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 11,345 Views 29 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 12,855 Views 35 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 15,854 Views 26 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 11,818 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 23,776 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 8,134 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 15,653 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 23,929 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 40,843 Views 141 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 27,912 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 26,603 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 48,397 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 31,723 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 26,746 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 13,107 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 11,282 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 223 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 92,395 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 18,669 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 5,082 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 9,082 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 12,026 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 16,666 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 6,798 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 10,421 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 14,024 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 11,473 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 7,301 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 7,699 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 11,202 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 5,529 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 7,681 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 11,366 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 3,995 Views 12 Comments

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