Since their introduction last Monday, An Garda Síochána has of this morning issued over 400 fines nationally for non-essential travel.

The vast majority of these fines – over 300 – were issued over the weekend for suspected breaches of the public health regulation relating to non-essential travel.

As of Friday evening, 74 fines for non-essential travel had been processed.

In advance of the weekend, An Garda Síochána had advised the public of the need to plan their activities over the weekend to take account that people are only allowed to exercise within 5km of their home. The vast majority of people were compliant with this.

An Garda Síochána would like to remind people that the 5km limit includes the distance travelled to a location to exercise. In other words, you can’t travel more than 5km to a location to exercise.