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Woman fined 100€ for breaking lockdown 2km limit

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,461 ✭✭✭ Bob Harris


    That crinkling, rustling sound you hear when you move....that's your tinfoil hat OP.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,972 ✭✭✭ Allinall


    I am a bit suspicious of this story, why didn't she just tell the gardai that she was going shopping for essential goods not available locally. It seems to me that the gardai used lockdown as an opportunity to prosecute people who are on their radar for other reasons https://amp.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/woman-32-fined-for-breaching-covid-19-lockdown-in-bid-to-stroll-on-salthill-prom-with-boyfriend-39537427.html

    Not all people lie to the guards.


  • Registered Users Posts: 37 medi_bai


    I am a bit suspicious of this story, why didn't she just tell the gardai that she was going shopping for essential goods not available locally. It seems to me that the gardai used lockdown as an opportunity to prosecute people who are on their radar for other reasons https://amp.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/woman-32-fined-for-breaching-covid-19-lockdown-in-bid-to-stroll-on-salthill-prom-with-boyfriend-39537427.html

    She admitted to breaking the rules:
    Mr Hassett told Ennis District Court that his client intended to walk the prom in Salthill in Galway with her then boyfriend before returning home to Limerick.

    Person prosecuted in law break shocker


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,644 ✭✭✭✭ snoopsheep


    Maybe every thread on covid should start in conspiracy theories forum until checked by a mod


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Op, did you read the part where her ex partner can't attend court as he's suspected covid positive?

    Behavioral pattern possible


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  • Registered Users Posts: 26,258 ✭✭✭✭ freshpopcorn


    I am a bit suspicious of this story, why didn't she just tell the gardai that she was going shopping for essential goods not available locally. It seems to me that the gardai used lockdown as an opportunity to prosecute people who are on their radar for other reasons ]

    I suppose she wasn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 111 ✭✭ Double O Seven


    Allinall wrote: »
    Not all people lie to the guards.

    Not all people were traveling 50+ miles to go for a walk by the seaside during lockdown.


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,212 ✭✭✭✭ end of the road


    Not all people were traveling 50+ miles to go for a walk by the seaside during lockdown.


    well it seems this numty did and she got caught.
    nothing to see here.
    just more fo-outrage over nothing.

    julian the journalist asange is innocent, free julian the journalist.



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,307 ✭✭✭✭ Spanish Eyes


    Just goes to show how garbled the messages from Gov are. Never knew about the potential fine. Must take care now!


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,310 ✭✭✭✭ mrcheez


    Jesus Christ, going to court over €100 ?!?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,623 ✭✭✭ GarIT


    mrcheez wrote: »
    Jesus Christ, going to court over €100 ?!?


    The value of €100 to you might be the value of €1000 to someone else. There were times in my life where I lived on €250 a month.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,310 ✭✭✭✭ mrcheez


    GarIT wrote: »
    The value of €100 to you might be the value of €1000 to someone else. There were times in my life where I lived on €250 a month.

    Sure but I'm just surprised a court is held over such amounts, and a judge attends.

    Surely the Judge earns that just for sitting down and stretching their legs.

    Was this small claims court or something bigger?


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    mrcheez wrote: »
    Sure but I'm just surprised a court is held over such amounts, and a judge attends.

    Surely the Judge earns that just for sitting down and stretching their legs.

    Was this small claims court or something bigger?

    Its a criminal court and it was the judge that decided the amount


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,293 ✭✭✭ pinkyeye


    mrcheez wrote: »
    Jesus Christ, going to court over €100 ?!?

    Does seem a ridiculous waste of court time. Why not just fine her on the spot?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,283 ✭✭✭ ...Ghost...


    pinkyeye wrote: »
    Does seem a ridiculous waste of court time. Why not just fine her on the spot?

    To make others think twice. It's only a hundred euro, but who wants to be going to court over it?


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    pinkyeye wrote: »
    Does seem a ridiculous waste of court time. Why not just fine her on the spot?

    Because there's no allowance in law for that?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,293 ✭✭✭ pinkyeye


    Because there's no allowance in law for that?

    Is there not? I didn't realise that, sorry. If you're caught speeding etc. fine on the spot, I just presumed the same applied to these laws.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 321 ✭✭ TheBlackPill


    Named and shamed. Fine not onerous as nobody got sick or hurt. But this will follow her for life. Work visas, holidays to us. Any job that requires Garda vetting. Justice done unless she is a career layabout scrounger
    Edit on 2nd thoughts re-reading the article. Hmmm


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,690 ✭✭✭ ForestFire


    Could she not claim a defense of....

    Seamus Woulfe "did not break any law or knowingly breach any guidelines"


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,299 ✭✭✭ hynesie08


    Named and shamed. Fine not onerous as nobody got sick or hurt. But this will follow her for life. Work visas, holidays to us. Any job that requires Garda vetting. Justice done unless she is a career layabout scrounger
    Edit on 2nd thoughts re-reading the article. Hmmm

    You're wrong and it's slightly weird how much pleasure your taking in this.....


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 321 ✭✭ TheBlackPill


    When the pillars of society are weak, and don't face consequences, how can be expect people to be better?


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,543 ✭✭✭✭ Sardonicat


    Not all people were traveling 50+ miles to go for a walk by the seaside during lockdown.

    Maybe they were planning on taking another form of exercise together.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,306 ✭✭✭ bobbyy gee


    why was a bus running if you can't travel


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 321 ✭✭ TheBlackPill


    bobbyy gee wrote: »
    why was a bus running if you can't travel

    Essential journeys on public transport


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,283 ✭✭✭ ...Ghost...


    bobbyy gee wrote: »
    why was a bus running if you can't travel

    Essential travel for work/education


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,815 ✭✭✭ robbiezero


    Just goes to show how garbled the messages from Gov are. Never knew about the potential fine. Must take care now!

    Nor me and I broke that 2km and 5km and whatever else km tons of times.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,283 ✭✭✭ ...Ghost...


    robbiezero wrote: »
    Nor me and I broke that 2km and 5km and whatever else km tons of times.

    A tonne is a unit measurement for mass. No wonder you broke the rules unknowingly :p


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,863 ✭✭✭ kravmaga


    Named and shamed. Fine not onerous as nobody got sick or hurt. But this will follow her for life. Work visas, holidays to us. Any job that requires Garda vetting. Justice done unless she is a career layabout scrounger
    Edit on 2nd thoughts re-reading the article. Hmmm

    There is more to this, id say she was taking the piss out of the Garda, I was stopped outside of the 2km limit back in the summer at a Garda checkpoint.

    If you take a look at her, she looks like a skanger.

    Cant see her even having the money for a holiday in the USA. Never mind even getting ESTA or a Visa.

    I was not brought to court.

    I just got words of guidance and a producer for not having my licence on my person.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,863 ✭✭✭ kravmaga


    I am a bit suspicious of this story, why didn't she just tell the gardai that she was going shopping for essential goods not available locally. It seems to me that the gardai used lockdown as an opportunity to prosecute people who are on their radar for other reasons https://amp.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/woman-32-fined-for-breaching-covid-19-lockdown-in-bid-to-stroll-on-salthill-prom-with-boyfriend-39537427.html

    On Garda radar for what other reasons? Do tell? Care to expand?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 27,212 ✭✭✭✭ end of the road


    kravmaga wrote: »
    On Garda radar for what other reasons? Do tell? Care to expand?


    the poster has closed their account so we will never know.

    julian the journalist asange is innocent, free julian the journalist.



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