305. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol in Limerick city in each of the years 2014 to 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27514/19]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): 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, which include the provision of information on the courts system.
However, in order to be of assistance to the Deputy, I have had enquiries made and the Courts Service has provided the following information and Report.
This report relates to the District Court Area of Limerick which includes the venues in Limerick city and Kilmallock. As always, this report does not include any prosecutions which the gardaí may have initiated using free text rather than the prescribed code
Report on number of persons convicted of drink driving offences for 2014 – 2018 in Limerick Court Area

Year No. of Persons convicted of drink driving in Limerick Court Area
Jan - Dec 2014 115
Jan - Dec 2015 90
Jan - Dec 2016 116
Jan - Dec 2017 164
Jan - Dec 2018 144
Question No. 306 answered with Question No. 304.