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Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 19 January 2022

Wednesday, 19 January 2022

Questions (1230)

Peadar Tóibín


1230. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Justice the number of persons who are currently in prison in the State. [1013/22]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I can advise the Deputy that on 12 January 2022 there were 3,729 people in custody.

The Deputy may wish to note that a full breakdown of the number of people currently in prison is included in the Daily Population figures which are published on the website of the Irish Prison Service –