Tuesday, 17 September 2019
Department of Justice and Equality
Road Traffic Offences Data
292. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 646 of 6 September 2019, the number of drivers convicted following court proceedings taken in relation to the offence of driving without a driver licence in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to 12 July 2019; the penalty imposed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37517/19]
In my response to his previous Parliamentary Question, No. 646 of 6 September 2019, I was in a position to provide the Deputy with information on the number of courts proceedings taken in relation to the offence of driving without a driving licence for the years 2011 to 2019 (as of 12 July 2019) as well as information on the relevant legislation and penalties which are provided for, in connection with a number of offences.
In relation to the related detail now being sought, namely the number of drivers convicted following court proceedings and the penalty imposed across the same period, I have sought further information from the Courts Service. I will contact the Deputy directly when I have received the information.
293. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of drivers arrested for driving while disqualified under section 6(b) and (c) of the Road Traffic Act 2014, by year since 22 June 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37532/19]
The data requested by the Deputy refers is not maintained by the Department of Justice and Equality. I have asked the Garda Commissioner for the information requested and I will write directly to the Deputy when I receive it.