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Possible €1,000 fines for house party organisers

People who organise or host house parties, or other gatherings that break new Covid-19 Level 5 restrictions, could face a fine of up to €1,000, or imprisonment for a month, under proposed legislation.

Higher penalties can be imposed for repeat offences.

The new measures were signed-off by Cabinet last night in order to empower gardaí to enforce the new public health restrictions, which come into force at midnight.

Other infractions, such as not wearing a mask on public transport or in shops, could lead to on-the-spot fines to a maximum of €500.

In a statement, the Government said: "It is planned to enact the legislation as soon as possible."

It added that such enforcement measures will only be used by gardaí as a "last resort".

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