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Plans to increase international travel fine to €2,000

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The Government is seeking to increase fines for non-essential international travel from €500 to €2,000. Speaking in the Dáil, Taoiseach Micheál Martin said that around 60% of international travellers arriving into Ireland are returning Irish holiday makers.

He told Labour's Duncan Smith that "there is a sense that €500 is not a sufficient disincentive to travel abroad". Legislation will be brought forward for approval by Cabinet next Tuesday to deal with mandatory quarantine. Latest coronavirus stories  Labour leader Alan Kelly said mandatory hotel quarantine needs to be introduced immediately.

Speaking on RTÉ's News at One, he said it is not good enough that it will a number of weeks for the legislation that is being brought in to become

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