€2,500 Fine And Or 6 Months In Jail Will Be The Penalty For Not Wearing A Face Mask On Public Transport

The laws are due to come into effect on Monday

They will also allow people be stopped from boarding if they're not wearing a mask.

It comes as yesterday saw the biggest number of reported new cases of Covid-19 in almost a month.

25 were confirmed along with one additional death.

Dr Martin Daly former head of the Irish Medical Organisation says new measures will have to be considered if case numbers continue to rise:

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