A NEW system of fines for various breaches of Covid-19 regulations has been announced.
The new system will see organisers of house parties or other gatherings in private dwellings hit will on-the-spot €500 fines.
People attending such gatherings can be fined €150.
There is an €80 penalty for failing to wear a mask on public transport or in a retail outlet.
Breaches of travel restrictions could lead to a €100 fine.
A failure to pay the penalty notice within 28 days could lead to a prosecution through the courts system.
The regulations have been signed by Health Minister Stephen Donnelly.
Under the new provisions, Gardaí do not have the powers to enter private dwellings but can attend at the entrance. Gardaí can direct the occupier of a house to ask people to leaveTags: