Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Ceisteanna (317)

Peadar Tóibín

Ceist:

317. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons convicted and arrested for speeding by age, gender, county and Garda district in each of the previous three years to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23311/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar 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.

I have requested information from the Courts Service and it advises that it cannot give statistics by gender or age and the number arrested is entirely a matter for An Garda Síochána as not all arrests lead to prosecutions. It can only provide the figures for convictions by District Court Area and these are set out in the following table.

Report by Court Area on the number of persons convicted of Speeding

Note: If a person was convicted in more than one court year in the same year, they will appear twice on the report

Court Area

No of Defendants convicted Jan - Dec 2016

No of Defendants convicted Jan - Dec 2017

No of Defendants convicted Jan - Dec 2018

No of Defendants convicted Jan - Jul 2019

AN CLOCHAN LIATH

6

4

AN FAL CARRACH

1

ARDEE

77

51

20

13

ARKLOW

13

14

31

9

ATHLONE

92

36

27

19

ATHY

26

44

20

13

BALLAGHADERREEN

2

4

5

1

BALLINA

12

11

47

6

BALLINASLOE

42

60

25

BALLYSHANNON

20

34

9

6

BANDON

31

37

8

13

BANTRY

3

10

4

BRAY

120

82

50

19

BUNCRANA

3

6

13

6

CARLOW

41

53

35

24

CARNDONAGH

17

16

2

3

CARRICK ON SHANNON

26

20

9

7

CARRICK ON SUIR

7

15

6

5

CARRICKMACROSS

39

71

47

19

CASHEL

43

45

34

21

CASTLEBAR

29

38

16

6

CASTLEREA

3

7

8

2

CAVAN

133

65

27

15

CLIFDEN

1

1

1

CLONAKILTY

2

9

5

1

CLONMEL

31

23

7

6

CORK CITY

292

352

153

78

DOIRE AN FHEICH

35

24

1

3

DONEGAL

12

35

9

3

DROGHEDA

66

110

46

15

DUBLIN METROPOLITAN DISTRICT

1,890

2,193

1,282

281

DUNDALK

109

58

28

27

DUNGARVAN

63

42

48

25

ENNIS

139

166

118

35

FERMOY

87

74

50

19

GALWAY

266

151

74

28

GOREY

145

150

70

40

GORT

14

7

2

KILCOCK

78

91

62

39

KILKENNY

244

154

73

53

KILLALOE

13

15

10

2

KILLARNEY

56

51

18

19

KILRUSH

10

12

2

LETTERKENNY

70

73

73

26

LIMERICK

303

259

241

119

LISMORE

14

2

5

2

LISTOWEL

25

27

17

4

LONGFORD

54

48

51

25

LOUGHREA

58

62

28

12

MACROOM

40

41

38

11

MALLOW

92

75

26

13

MANORHAMILTON

1

MEATH

114

79

48

22

MIDLETON

77

47

14

21

MONAGHAN

43

45

26

20

MULLINGAR

114

63

67

17

NAAS

489

466

336

89

NAVAN

40

NENAGH

94

62

48

14

NEWCASTLE WEST

209

119

109

67

PORTLAOISE

89

106

148

39

ROSCOMMON

20

37

9

6

SKIBBEREEN

3

SLIGO

79

79

47

19

STROKESTOWN

8

11

7

2

THURLES

62

40

16

5

TIPPERARY

10

6

4

2

TRALEE

15

28

22

22

TRIM

4

TUAM

35

50

30

8

TUBBERCURRY

12

11

8

1

TULLAMORE

57

37

40

7

VIRGINIA

36

38

32

5

WATERFORD CITY

99

63

66

49

WEXFORD

120

155

131

55

WICKLOW

82

48

68

40

YOUGHAL

10

9

4

3

Total

6,911

6,631

4,237

1,632