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Co Cavan has highest number of prosecutions for covid-19 breaches

Oct 15, 2021 16:10 By News Northern Sound
Co Cavan has highest number of prosecutions for covid-19 breaches Co Cavan has highest number of prosecutions for covid-19 breaches
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There have been 50 prosecutions per 100,000 population in the county.

Co Cavan has the highest number of prosecutions for covid-19 breaches.

Freedom of Information figures from the DPP, which were obtained by the Irish Independent and seen by Northern Sound, reveal there's been 926 offences nationwide.

Since April of last year, 926 people have been prosecuted for breaching covid-19 regulations.

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This includes flouting travel restrictions, failing to comply with gardaí, and retail premises selling non-essential items.

There have been 38 prosections in Co Cavan.

This equates to 50 prosecutions per 100,000 population in the county, the highest in the country.

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The majority of the 38 files sent to the DPP were for flouting travel restrictions, with three charges issued for operating a pub in breach of covid regulations.

Monaghan ranks third, with 44 prosecutions per 100,000.

There have been 27 prosecutions in the county, including one for organising an event that wasn't covid-compliant.

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The Office of the DPP said that because the majority of cases were prosecuted summarily by gardaí, no details were available on the number of people convicted.

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