Fines legislation due in 'weeks'
|19 Jun 2013 12:12|
| Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has told the Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality that legislation on the collection of fines will be published in the coming weeks. |
|The minister said it will contain an attachment to the earnings clause. |
|Mr Shatter said it was important that fines imposed by courts are collected, but there would be difficulties with having an attachment made to social welfare payments. |
|He said that going to prison would be a last resort for non-payment of fines, noting community service was a much better option.|