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Garda Powers

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 17 February 2021

Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Questions (655)

Seán Haughey


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.