Another 60 fines have been issued this week to people in Donegal who broke Covid-19 restrictions.
The total number of on-the-spot penalties issued by gardaí in Donegal is now 390.
The majority of fines relate to non-essential travel. Nationally, gardaí have clamped down on non-essential journeys to airports/ports, house parties and on people not wearing face coverings without a reasonable excuse.
Ahead of this weekend, gardaí are warning people who host gatherings that they are not just breaching restrictions, they are putting lives at risk.
Gardaí say they are continuing to find gatherings such as house parties, social gatherings and exercise groups breaching the public health restrictions.
“Recent surveys have shown that the majority of people believe that they are doing the right thing, but the reality is that the level of casual contacts remains high,” said a statement from An Garda Síochána.
Gardaí will be continuing nationwide checkpoints and high visibility patrols at public amenities, parks and beauty spots across the country this weekend.
Speaking today, Deputy Commissioner, Policing and Security, Anne Marie McMahon said: “The vast majority of people are compiling with the public health regulations. In doing so, they have made major sacrifices. This effort has saved many lives. We thank them for that.
“To continue to save lives and eventually return to some level of normality we need to further reduce the numbers of people getting COVID-19. Everyone has a role to play in this. Everyone has a responsibility to themselves, those they love, and those they come into contact with to adhere to the public health advice.
“The best way of keeping safe this weekend is to stay home. If you are going out, please stay within your 5km, limit your contacts with others, maintain social distancing, and regularly wash your hands.”