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Around two-thirds of fines issued by Irish courts are going unpaid, according to a briefing prepared for Justice Minister Heather Humphreys. Although the number of people imprisoned for non-payment of fines has decreased as a result of recent reforms, collection rates also dropped as many defaulters

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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. An inspection report by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJINI) examined the arrangements in place to take enforcement action whe

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Only two-fifths of court fines handed out in 2017 and 2018 have been paid, according to new Courts Service figures. Court fines worth €22 million were imposed in 2017 but only €10.9 million, around 49 per cent, has been paid.

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Only seven per cent of offenders who refuse to pay court fines face a sanction, according to new figures. According to Courts Service correspondence released to the Irish Examiner under Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation, 34,767 enforcement notices involving 25,474 people have been issued in r

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