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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 1 June 2021

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Ceisteanna (518)

Denise Mitchell

Ceist:

518. Deputy Denise Mitchell asked the Minister for Justice the amount of revenue generated through the issuing of Garda age identity cards in each of the years 2018 to 2020 and to date in 2021, in tabular form. [29487/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

As the Deputy may be aware, the Age Card is issued under the Intoxicating Liquor Act of 1988 and it is not an age identity card but is only issued as proof of age (i.e. being over 18). The fee to purchase an Age Card is €10.

I am informed by the Garda authorities that the information requested is commercially sensitive as the Age Card is due to go to tender this year and as such the requested information cannot be provided.

To be of assistance, I am informed by the Garda authorities that the below table sets out the number of cards issued from 2018 to 2020, and up to end of April 2021:

Year 

 Number of cards issued

 2018

 44,364

 2019

 36,516

 2020

 24,492

 2021 (to end April)

 4,010

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