Written answers

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Department of Justice and Equality

Courts Service Data

Photo of Tommy BroughanTommy Broughan (Dublin North East, Independent)
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473. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of convictions, per District Court, for drink driving offences in 2013, 2014 and to date in 2015; the number of defendants listed for drink driving prosecutions per District Court for the same years; the number of licences recorded upon conviction per District Court for the same years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [28931/15]

Photo of Frances FitzgeraldFrances Fitzgerald (Minister, Department of Justice and Equality; Dublin Mid West, Fine Gael)
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The Deputy will be aware that under the provisions of the Courts Service Act 1998, management of the courts is the responsibility of the Courts Service and I have no role in the matter. Section 4(3) of the 1998 Act provides that the Courts Service is independent in the performance of its functions, which includes the provision of information on the courts system. However, in order to be of assistance to the Deputy, I have made enquiries and the information is currently being complied and verified. I shall arrange for the information requested to be forwarded to him shortly.

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