Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Questions (515)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

515. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 807 of 5 November 2013, if the report referred to in the reply is now to hand. [5132/14]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The information sought by the Deputy has now been received from An Garda Síochána and is set out in the following tables.

Fireworks Offences Incidents recorded, detected with proceedings commenced and convictions recorded for years 2011 to 2013.

Year

Recorded

Detected

Proceedings Commenced

Convictions

2013

142

89

6

2

2012

258

163

30

14

2011

333

196

32

10

The monetary value of the explosives seized and recorded in these incidents and the number of persons arrested and recorded on the Garda computer system (PULSE) for such incidents is set out beneath:

Year

Value of explosives

No of persons arrested

2013

€12,966

17

2012

€20,420

22

2011

€39,003

26

These figures are operational and liable to change and are correct as of 2 February 2014.