Half of court fines issued in Cavan and Monaghan go unpaid

Just under half of all fines issues in local Courts over the past two years have been paid.

According to details released under the Freedom of Information Act, almost €640,000 (€639,357.28) in fines are still outstanding from the two years.

3,529 fines have been issued by the four local district courts in 2017 and 2018. 1,641 of those remain unpaid.

Over €1.2 million (€1,223,856.64) in fines were issued across the District Courts in Cavan, Monaghan, Virginia and Carrickmacross over the two years.

However, just under €640,000 is yet to be paid, representing 46.5 per cent of fine issued locally.

Virginia has the highest rate of non-payment at 50.9 per cent, followed by Cavan at 47.4 per cent.

46.1 per cent of fines in Monaghan remain unpaid, with Carrickmacross having the best rate at 40.8 per cent.