Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Questions (304, 306)

Maurice Quinlivan

Question:

304. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in Limerick city in each of the years 2014 to 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27513/19]

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Maurice Quinlivan

Question:

306. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons arrested for driving under the influence of drugs in Limerick city in each of the years 2014 to 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27515/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 304 and 306 together.

I have requested a report from An Garda Síochána in relation to the statistics sought by the Deputy. I will contact the Deputy directly on receipt of this information.

The following deferred reply was received under Standing Order 42A
I refer to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 304 and 306 of 2 July 2019 in which the Deputy asked for information pertaining to the number of persons arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs in Limerick city, in each of the years between 2014 and 2018.
An Garda Síochána have provided the following breakdown of the number of persons arrested for driving while intoxicated, in the South Eastern Region, by Division. I am informed, however, that incidents for driving while intoxicated are not disaggregated into separate alcohol and drug offences. Therefore, the information refers to all arrests regardless of the intoxicant.

Division

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Total

Cork City

403

361

366

402

358

1,890

Cork North

326

311

331

351

352

1,671

Cork West

206

228

240

253

246

1,173

Kerry

313

328

318

355

344

1,658

Limerick

326

352

383

391

381

1,833

Total

1,574

1,580

1,638

1,752

1,681

8,225

Please note that this data is operational and therefore liable to change. I hope this information has been of some assistance.