Fines for non-essential travel to Ireland
Dear Executive Office (Northern Ireland),
As has been reported by a number of media outlets like The Telegraph https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/... and The Belfast Newsletter that Republic of Ireland will fine people from Northern Ireland 100 euros for non-essential travel to the republic.
Does the Executive Office (Northern Ireland) have any documents on whether it breaches the Northern Ireland Protocol or the Good Friday Agreement?
Mr Abdul Hai
Thank you for your enquiry below.
To expedite a speedier resolution to your query I am responding to you under normal course of business.
Having consulted with the relevant business areas within the Executive Office (TEO) I can advise you that the Department does not hold any information in relation to your information request.
Please note that TEO is only one of a number of separate and legally distinct public authorities within the Northern Ireland Executive.
In line with Section 16 of the Freedom of Information act (duty to provide advice and assistance) please be advised that within the NI Executive the Department for Health (DoH) has responsibility for Health and Social Care, Public Health and Public safety and has taken the lead in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and may hold relevant information. For ease of reference, please find below the relevant email address should you wish to pursue your enquiries further.
By way of further advice and assistance under section 16 of FOIA please see link below to the NI Direct website, on travel within the common travel area, which you may find useful.
However, should you still require a formal response from the Executive Office under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 reiterating the above, please let us know.
I hope you have found this response of assistance.
The Executive Office| Freedom of Information| Information Management and Central Advisory Branch
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