Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Ceisteanna (117)

Mattie McGrath

Ceist:

117. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the estimated amount criminally laundered here in each of the years 2011 to 2018 and to date in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49287/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I have consulted with An Garda Síochána in relation to the matter raised by the Deputy.

I am informed that it is not possible to provide the information requested. 

Detected incidents of money laundering are recorded in various ways by An Garda Síochána.  I have been advised by the Garda authorities that to examine all detected incidents associated with money laundering, with view to compiling an estimated figure as requested by the Deputy, would be highly onerous and would represent an unjustifiable use of Garda time and resources. Given this, I am not in a position to provide the information requested by the Deputy.