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Stephen Donnelly Gives Thumbs Up to Holiday Fine

Stephen Donnelly Gives Thumbs Up to Holiday Fine

Anyone trying to leave the country without a reasonable excuse will face a fine of up to €500 from today, according to regulations signed over the weekend. Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly signed the first of a raft of new restriction regulations, which effectively means anyone that tries to leave the country via sea, land or air without a reasonable excuse is going to get a stiff fine.

The fine is an increase on the €100 currently levied on anyone deemed to be in breach of the 5km travel limit on all but essential travel.

Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly

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Fionn Davenport is the editor-in-chief of the ITTN group, including ITTN and ITTN Ireland. He's one of Ireland's best-known travel journalists and writers, with nearly 30 years' experience writing guidebooks for Lonely Planet and others.

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