Dáil passes laws to ban smoking in cars

Smokers who light up in a car with children will face fines of €1,000 in the New Year. A bill to criminalise the act was passed unanimously by the Dáil today and should be signed by President Higgins next week. cigarette The new law won’t take effect until Gardaí have been given the resources to enforce it. But children’s minister James Reilly says the fine is appropriate, given the damage that smoke can cause to children: [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/32819/medium/”]