Forty Galway shops sought to collect court fines at the tills

Along with milk and bread, some people will be adding ‘pay court fine’ to their shopping list from early next year as the Court Service is looking for 40 local shops in Galway to take part in a national penalty payment initiative.

Shopping lists are set to get even longer for those fined for motoring and other offences such as drunk and disorderly as the Court Service has launched an initiative that will see offenders paying for their fines along with the groceries from early 2015.

The Court Service is currently seeking 480 retail outlets to take part in the new system of fines payment. It will be a requirement for every court venue in the country to have five separate retail outlets that can accept fine payments. It is understood that County Galway will have at least 40 retailers collecting money for eight court venues.


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Forty Galway shops sought to collect court fines at the tills

Along with milk and bread, some people will be adding ‘pay court fine’ to their shopping list from early next year as the Court Service is looking for 40 local shops in Galway to take part in a national penalty payment initiative.


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