Written Answers. - Assaults on Gardaí.

Liz O'Donnell

Question:

78 Ms O'Donnell asked the Minister for Justice the number of assaults on Gardaí on duty that occurred in each of the last five years; the number of prosecutions and convictions that resulted; the average length of sentence handed down by the courts on such convictions; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2015/94]

I am informed by the Garda authorities that information in relation to assaults on members of the Garda while on duty is published in the Garda Commissioner's annual report on crime, copies of which are available in the Oireachtas Library. Information in relation to the average length of sentence imposed by the courts for such offences is not readily available and could only be obtained by the expenditure of a disproportionate amount of Garda time and resources.