Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (331)

John Curran

Question:

331. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the value of fines collected for driving while holding a mobile phone in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44870/19]

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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.

However, in order to be of assistance to the Deputy, I have had enquiries made and the Courts Service has provided the following Report:

Report on the value of fines recovered for driving while holding a mobile phone in each of the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and to 30th September 2019.

Year

Value of Fines Recovered in full

Value of Fines Part Recovered

Total Fines Recovered

Jan - Dec 2015

€288,876

€288,876

Jan – Dec 2016

€230,475

€2,500

€232,975

Jan – Dec 2017

€151,350

€1,106

€152,456

Jan - Dec 2018

€122,831

€1,197

€124,028

Jan – 30 Sep 2019

€67,634

€1,979

€69,613