Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Questions (395)

Maureen O'Sullivan

Question:

395. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of members of the farming community who have been prosecuted for animal abuse and animal neglect; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14755/14]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The Garda Síochána Act 2005 makes provision for the compilation and publication of crime statistics by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), as the national statistical agency, and the CSO has established a dedicated unit for this purpose. I have requested the CSO to provide statistics directly to the Deputy.