Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1859)

Joan Burton

Question:

1859. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of persons in receipt of the blind pension at year end 2018, by gender and county. [36027/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The number of persons in receipt of Blind Pension at end of 2018 was 1,174. The breakdown of gender and county are detailed below:

County

Male

Female

Total

Carlow

15

8

23

Cavan

9

3

12

Clare

10

4

14

Cork

49

44

93

Donegal

30

33

63

Dublin

157

158

315

Galway

44

24

68

Kerry

24

22

46

Kildare

21

10

31

Kilkenny

13

14

27

Laois

12

11

23

Leitrim

3

3

6

Limerick

25

24

49

Longford

7

4

11

Louth

27

15

42

Mayo

24

23

47

Meath

14

17

31

Monaghan

8

3

11

Offaly

12

15

27

Roscommon

6

5

11

Sligo

14

24

38

Tipperary

25

21

46

Waterford

16

19

35

Westmeath

9

15

24

Wexford

22

30

52

Wicklow

18

11

29

Total

614

560

1174