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Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 14 July 2021

Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Questions (289)

Catherine Murphy


289. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice the number of persons successfully prosecuted for begging in a public place within Dublin city centre in 2019, 2020 and to date in 2021, in tabular form. [38265/21]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I wish to inform the Deputy that having sought the assistance of the Courts Service of Ireland, I understand that they are unable to provide the requested information.

I am informed that the offence of begging does not have a searchable code associated with it and so no report can be furnished. Offences of begging received from An Garda Síochána are in the form of a free text which means it isn't possible to run a report for the specific offence.