Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Questions (655)

Seán Haughey

Question:

655. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Minister for Health if An Garda Síochána has the powers to prevent persons travelling from Ireland travelling to Belfast International Airport with a view to travelling abroad for non-essential purposes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7924/21]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

SI No. 701 of 2020, as amended, provides that a person whose place of residence is in the State may not leave their place of residence without reasonable excuse. A non-exhaustive list of reasonable excuses is contained within the SI. Leaving a place of residence without reasonable excuse is subject to penal provisions under section 31A of the Act of 1947.