Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (165, 167, 168)

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

165. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Finance the amount of cash seized from persons exiting and entering the State by the Revenue Commissioners enforcement officers at Weston Aerodrome in the past ten years; the amount of cash returned to persons on appeal to the Revenue Commissioners; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8486/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

167. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Finance the amount of cash seized from persons exiting and entering the State by the Revenue Commissioners enforcement officers at locations (details supplied) in the past ten years; the amount of cash returned to persons on appeal to the Revenue Commissioners; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8490/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

168. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Finance the amount of cash seized from persons exiting and entering the State by the Revenue Commissioners enforcement officers at Shannon and Cork airports in the past ten years; the amount of cash returned to persons on appeal to the Revenue Commissioners; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8497/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 165, 167 and 168 together.

I am advised by Revenue that cash is seized by them, in accordance with the Criminal Justice Act 1994, as amended by the Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Act 2005, if it is believed to be from the proceeds of crime. The following tables detail the amounts of cash seized from passengers entering or leaving the State through the following airports: Knock, Galway, Cork, Kerry and Shannon airports for each of the years 2009 - 2018. The amount returned on appeal is also shown. I am advised that no cash was seized at Weston, Sligo, Donegal and Waterford Airports.

Knock Airport

Year

Amount Seized €

Amount returned on appeal €

2009

Nil

Nil

2010

Nil

Nil

2011

124,100

124,100

2012

Nil

Nil

2013

19,919.18

19,919.18

2014

Nil

Nil

2015

Nil

Nil

2016

Nil

Nil

2017

Nil

Nil

2018

Nil

Nil

Total

144,019.18

144,019.18

Galway Airport

Year

Amount Seized €

Amount returned on appeal €

2009

Nil

Nil

2010

10,135

Nil

2011

Nil

Nil

2012

Nil

Nil

2013

Nil

Nil

2014

Nil

Nil

2015

Nil

Nil

2016

Nil

Nil

2017

Nil

Nil

2018

Nil

Nil

Total

10,135

Nil

Cork Airport

Year

Amount Seized €

Amount returned on appeal €

2009

65,280

14,780

2010

104,105

71,965

2011

59,740

Nil

2012

61,070

37,270

2013

59,940

Nil

2014

49,840

Nil

2015

63,000

63,000

2016

9,700

Nil

2017

18,160

12,460

2018

70,800

Nil

Total

561,635

199,475

Kerry Airport

Year

Amount Seized €

Amount returned on appeal €

2009

Nil

Nil

2010

57,850

7,850

2011

33,430

5,870

2012

26,400

6,400

2013

Nil

Nil

2014

Nil

Nil

2015

Nil

Nil

2016

Nil

Nil

2017

Nil

Nil

2018

3,770

3,770

Total

121,450

23,890

Shannon Airport

Year

Amount Seized €

Amount returned on appeal €

2009

156,964.59

137,064.59

2010

279,699.68

23,450

2011

Nil

Nil

2012

Nil

Nil

2013

Nil

Nil

2014

20,000

20,000

2015

58,488

49,788

2016

26,800

6,800

2017

3,616.68

3,616.68

2018

21,782.25

9,040

Total

567,351.20

249,759.27