Written answers

Thursday, 29 April 2021

Photo of Violet WynneViolet Wynne (Clare, Sinn Fein)
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155. To ask the Minister for Health if he will report on the rise in the number of persons visiting seaside resorts in County Clare; his plans to deter those traveling from outside their county during times of restrictions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22530/21]

Photo of Stephen DonnellyStephen Donnelly (Wicklow, Fianna Fail)
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Ireland remains in Level 5 of the ‘Framework for Restrictive Measures in Response to COVID-19’ and due to the high level of disease and continuing risks associated with COVID-19, population wide measures remain in place.

The regulations providing for these measures are S.I. No. 168 of 2021 Health Act 1947 (Section 31A - Temporary Restrictions) (Covid-19) Regulations, 2021 (as amended).

S.I. No. 168 of 2021 provides that you can travel within your own county or within 20km of your home if crossing county boundaries and that you cannot travel beyond these distances without a reasonable excuse.  

Further information on the current domestic travel restrictions is available online here -

Statutory Instruments related to the Covid pandemic are available here -


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