Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Questions (316)

Peadar Tóibín

Question:

316. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons convicted and arrested for drink driving by age, gender, county and Garda district in each of the previous three years to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23310/19]

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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, and this includes the provision of information on the courts system.

I have requested information from the Courts Service and it advises that it cannot give statistics by gender, age or Garda District. It can only provide the figures for convictions by District Court Area and these are set out in the following table.

Report by Court Area on the number of persons convicted of Drink Driving.

Note: If a person was convicted in more than one court year in the same year, they will appear twice on the report

Court Area

No of Defendants ConvictedJan - Dec 2016

No of Defendants ConvictedJan – Dec 2017

No of Defendants ConvictedJan – Dec 2018

No of Defendants ConvictedJan – Jul 2019

ACAILL

3

1

1

AN CLOCHAN LIATH

4

5

11

6

AN DAINGEAN

6

3

10

3

AN FAL CARRACH

3

3

17

1

ARDEE

6

5

6

6

ARKLOW

9

35

29

2

ATHLONE

25

50

39

19

ATHY

5

13

10

9

BALLAGHADERREEN

3

2

4

3

BALLINA

30

36

20

16

BALLINASLOE

11

18

13

18

BALLYSHANNON

9

17

16

6

BANDON

32

41

48

19

BANTRY

19

16

25

5

BEAL AN MHUIRTHEAD

6

6

5

5

BRAY

26

40

51

20

BUNCRANA

7

8

32

17

CAHIRCIVEEN

5

8

14

1

CARLOW

41

43

63

27

CARNDONAGH

2

9

7

12

CARRICK ON SHANNON

12

20

27

11

CARRICK ON SUIR

7

8

9

7

CARRICKMACROSS

35

46

42

26

CASHEL

27

41

38

21

CASTLEBAR

34

38

36

14

CASTLEREA

3

1

7

5

CAVAN

45

89

59

37

CILL RONAIN

1

9

1

CLIFDEN

10

26

9

2

CLONAKILTY

26

22

7

CLONMEL

32

30

34

13

CORK CITY

202

239

235

97

DOIRE AN FHEICH

7

8

13

2

DONEGAL

12

21

22

5

DROGHEDA

28

32

33

17

DUBLIN METROPOLITAN DISTRICT

542

552

647

295

DUNDALK

54

67

51

24

DUNGARVAN

13

20

22

9

ENNIS

66

68

80

37

FERMOY

32

38

48

17

GALWAY

103

116

137

56

GOREY

38

46

41

46

GORT

11

27

18

3

KENMARE

4

1

7

3

KILCOCK

19

19

44

13

KILKENNY

35

47

51

34

KILLALOE

5

6

4

3

KILLARNEY

39

29

33

11

KILLORGLIN

3

1

KILRUSH

6

5

8

3

LETTERKENNY

71

86

107

48

LIMERICK

116

164

144

65

LISMORE

4

10

4

LISTOWEL

19

13

22

13

LONGFORD

44

69

58

32

LOUGHREA

15

20

34

23

MACROOM

25

15

30

15

MALLOW

39

65

73

50

MANORHAMILTON

3

2

MEATH

92

133

126

67

MIDLETON

52

53

58

28

MONAGHAN

31

57

60

19

MULLINGAR

77

93

74

46

NA GLEANNTA

5

4

7

1

NAAS

64

78

151

58

NAVAN

21

1

1

NENAGH

34

46

60

26

NEWCASTLE WEST

28

41

43

12

PORTLAOISE

59

70

89

41

ROSCOMMON

19

10

13

11

SKIBBEREEN

7

3

10

4

SLIGO

33

39

58

17

STROKESTOWN

4

1

2

3

THURLES

30

35

52

26

TIPPERARY

14

15

19

11

TRALEE

57

49

85

35

TRIM

4

TUAM

13

31

26

9

TUBBERCURRY

5

3

9

4

TULLAMORE

57

61

69

29

VIRGINIA

25

41

35

7

WATERFORD CITY

43

60

87

28

WESTPORT

15

11

12

6

WEXFORD

70

72

67

47

WICKLOW

11

13

14

10

YOUGHAL

14

15

11

3

Total

2,920

3,488

3,911

1,808