Fines



Majority of court fines are going unpaid

Around two-thirds of fines issued by Irish courts are going unpaid, according to a briefing prepared for Justice Minister Heather Humphreys.

Published 21 July 2021

Action needed to help courts with debt collection and historic debts

Action is needed to help the Fine Collection and Enforcement Service (FCS) collect unpaid fines and deal with historic debts, according to a new report.

Published 12 July 2021

Thousands of fine notices to be reissued with new court dates after errors

Thousands of fine enforcement notices are set to be reissued with fresh court dates after an administrative error, the Courts Service of Ireland has said.

Published 27 January 2020

Only two-fifths of court fines from 2017 and 2018 paid

Only two-fifths of court fines handed out in 2017 and 2018 have been paid, according to new Courts Service figures.

Published 20 August 2019

Only seven per cent of offenders who fail to pay fines face sanction

Only seven per cent of offenders who refuse to pay court fines face a sanction, according to new figures.

Published 4 June 2019