Written Answers. - County Donegal Court Cases.

James McDaid

Question:

481 Dr. McDaid asked the Minister for Justice the average number of cases listed per day for a sitting of the District Court in Letterkenny, County Donegal in 1994 and 1995; and the average number of cases adjourned on a daily basis in Letterkenny District Court in 1994 and 1995. [16290/96]

James McDaid

Question:

482 Dr. McDaid asked the Minister for Justice the number of cases listed in each of the District Courts in Donegal in the years 1994 and 1995; the number of cases listed for Letterkenny District Court in the years 1994 and 1995; and the actual number of cases taken during that period. [16291/96]

I propose to take Questions Nos. 481 and 482 together.

The position is that there are two district court clerkships in County Donegal viz., Donegal and Letterkenny, each of which administers a number of district court venues.

Records are not maintained in a way which would record details of the actual number of cases listed at each sitting of the District Court and the number of cases adjourned as this would involve an element of double counting of cases which might be listed and adjourned from sitting to sitting. Details of the actual number of cases disposed of and the number of sittings in each District Court administered by the Donegal and Letterkenny Clerkships in respect of the legal years ending 31 July 1994 and 31 July 1995 are available and are set out in the following schedule.
Clerkship of Donegal.

District Court Area

No. of Cases Disposed in Year Ending 31-7-1994

No. of Sittings

Average No. of Cases per Sitting

Donegal

1,655

11

150

Killybegs

541

11

49

Glenties

629

10

63

Pettigo

172

4

43

Ballyshannon

2,374

16

148

Dungloe

777

11

70

Bunbeg

336

6

56

District Court Area

No. of Cases Disposed in Year Ending 31-7-1995

No. of Sittings

Average No. of Cases per Sitting

Donegal

1,373

11

124

Killybegs

597

11

54

Glenties

453

10

45

Pettigo

92

4

23

Ballyshannon

2,093

16

131

Dungloe

901

11

82

Bunbeg

366

6

61

Clerkship of Letterkenny

District Court Area

No. of Cases Disposed in Year Ending 31-7-1994

No. of Sittings

Average No. of Cases per Sitting

Letterkenny

3,388

22

154

Dunfanaghy

157

6

26

Falcarragh

319

6

53

Milford

1,001

11

91

Stranorlar

1,406

11

128

Raphoe

1,370

10

137

Buncrana

1,654

11

150

Carndonagh

888

11

80

Lifford

1,054

11

96

Moville

503

6

84

District Court Area

No. of Cases Disposed in Year Ending 31-7-1995

No. of Sittings

Average No. of Cases per Sitting

Letterkenny

3,235

22

147

Dunfanaghy

158

6

26

Falcarragh

438

6

73

Milford

807

11

73

Stranorlar

1,030

11

94

Raphoe

1,113

10

111

Buncrana

1,672

11

152

Carndonagh

1,087

11

99

Lifford

873

11

79

Moville

490

6

82