Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (425)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

425. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of drivers disqualified in court in 2016, 2017 and 2018 that appealed the disqualification; the outcome of the appeals; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13461/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As the Deputy is aware, under the provisions of the Courts Service Act 1998, management of the courts is the responsibility of the Courts Service, which is independent in exercising its functions, which include the provision of information on the courts system.

However, in order to be of assistance to the Deputy, I have had enquiries made and the Courts Service has provided the information below.

It should be noted that on appeal a person may have had different outcomes in relation to different offences and in such cases will appear more than once on the report against different appeal outcomes. For example where an appeal against one offence is allowed and a conviction in relation to another one of their offences affirmed, they will therefore appear twice on the report.

Jan – Dec 2016

Persons Disqualified in the District Court who Appealed their conviction

Appeal offences Findings

Persons Disqualified after Appeal

248

Affirmed

248

587

Appeal Allowed

0

142

Strike out no Appearance - Affirm Order of the District Court

142

163

Strike out Appeal Withdrawn - Affirm Order of the District Court

163

873

Appeal Varied

454

46

Appeals Pending

0

Jan - Dec 2017

Persons Disqualified in the District Court who Appealed their conviction

Appeal offences Findings

Persons Disqualified after Appeal

275

Affirmed

275

641

Appeal Allowed

0

133

Strike out no Appearance - Affirm Order of the District Court

133

190

Strike out Appeal Withdrawn - Affirm Order of the District Court

190

1,098

Appeal Varied

512

181

Appeals Pending

0

Jan - Dec 2018

Persons Disqualified in the District Court who Appealed their conviction

Appeal offences Findings

Persons Disqualified after Appeal

179

Affirmed

179

531

Appeal Allowed

0

123

Strike out no Appearance - Affirm Order of the District Court

123

188

Strike out Appeal Withdrawn - Affirm Order of the District Court

188

811

Appeal Varied

353

998

Appeals Pending

0