Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Questions (448, 449, 450, 451, 452)

Pádraig MacLochlainn

Question:

448. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of instances of theft of firearms from firearms dealers' premises in the past five years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24696/14]

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Pádraig MacLochlainn

Question:

449. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of firearms stolen in each instance of theft from firearms dealers' premises in the past five years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24697/14]

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Pádraig MacLochlainn

Question:

450. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of each firearm type by reference to handguns, rifles, shotguns, blank firing guns, antique guns and deactivated guns reported stolen in the past five years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24698/14]

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Pádraig MacLochlainn

Question:

451. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of firearms used in crimes in the past five years that were recovered by the Garda Síochána; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24699/14]

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Pádraig MacLochlainn

Question:

452. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of firearms recovered from crimes which were identified as having been stolen from licensed firearms' owners, other than firearms stolen from firearms' dealers or members of the Garda or Defence Forces, in the past five years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24700/14]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 448 to 452, inclusive, together.

I have asked the Garda Commissioner for a report in relation to these matters and will write to the Deputy when I have further information.