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Fines Administration

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 4 November 2021

Thursday, 4 November 2021

Questions (327)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

327. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice the number of drivers that failed to pay a fixed charge notice for the offence of driving while holding a mobile phone per Garda division within the statutory payment timeframe in each of the years 2018 to 2020 and to date in 2021; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [53717/21]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As the Deputy is aware the Garda Commissioner is responsible under the law for the management and administration of An Garda Síochána, which includes operational decisions relating to road traffic matters.

I am advised by the Garda authorities that the table below sets out the number of instances, by Garda Division, in which a Fixed Charge Notice (FCN) was issued for the offence of driving while holding a mobile phone and the FCN was not paid.

2018

2019

2020

2021*

Cavan/Monaghan

149

146

97

35

Clare

129

77

99

47

Cork City

253

190

184

160

Cork North

135

163

120

88

Cork West

72

69

31

21

D.M.R. Eastern

137

141

95

60

D.M.R. North Central

139

121

122

85

D.M.R. Northern

178

240

194

167

D.M.R. South Central

153

232

112

46

D.M.R. Southern

207

195

172

94

D.M.R. Western

346

371

355

232

Donegal

65

77

67

50

Galway Div

316

306

190

84

Kerry

148

149

126

95

Kildare Div

221

182

234

324

Kilkenny/Carlow

152

150

175

174

Laois/Offaly

161

141

112

148

Limerick

386

320

163

112

Louth Div

84

77

133

113

Mayo

63

139

96

109

Meath Div

94

98

164

218

Roscommon/Longford Div

81

72

58

46

Sligo/Leitrim

73

75

27

32

Tipperary

94

96

132

129

Waterford Div

115

116

162

160

Westmeath Div

48

38

47

56

Wexford Div

213

180

148

99

Wicklow Div

113

121

99

73

Total

4325

4282

3714

3057

The above figures are based on incidents which occurred from 01 January 2018 to 31 October 2021, inclusive. All information contained in this report is based upon operational data from the fixed charge processing system as was available on 2 November 2021 and is liable to change.

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