Thursday, 27 June 2019

Ceisteanna (97, 98)

Seán Fleming

Ceist:

97. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if information relating to investigations by an authority (details supplied) will be provided; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27380/19]

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Seán Fleming

Ceist:

98. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if information relating to an authority (details supplied) will be provided; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27381/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 97 and 98 together.

The Private Security Authority (PSA), established under the Private Security Services Act 2004, as amended, is the regulatory body with responsibility for regulating and licensing the private security industry in the State. The PSA is an independent body under the aegis of my Department. I have no involvement in the day-to-day operations of the Authority.

The details requested are set out in the Table 1 and Table 2 attached.

Table 1:

Number of investigations initiated by the Private Security Authority since 2008 on a year by year basis in relation to licensed door security the number of those investigations completed to date and the number of those investigations awaiting conclusion.

Year

Investigations

Completed

Awaiting Conclusion

2008

604

604

2009

506

506

2010

799

799

2011

628

628

2012

406

406

2013

317

317

2014

246

246

2015

229

229

2016

230

230

2017

308

308

2018

291

287

4

2019 (to 21/06/2019)

125

75

50

Total

4689

4635

54

Table 2:

Number of investigations initiated by the Private Security Authority since 2008 in relation to licensed door security broken down on a county by county basis the number of those investigations conclusion.

County

Investigations

Concluded

Carlow

87

86

Cavan

69

68

Clare

105

105

Cork

439

430

Donegal

193

189

Dublin

1486

1470

Galway

326

324

Kerry

127

120

Kildare

157

157

Kilkenny

107

106

Laois

80

80

Leitrim

34

33

Limerick

156

153

Longford

40

39

Louth

157

157

Mayo

134

134

Meath

195

194

Monaghan

55

54

Offaly

63

63

Roscommon

39

39

Sligo

79

76

Tipperary

95

95

Waterford

107

107

Westmeath

112

109

Wexford

127

127

Wicklow

120

120

Totals

4689

4635