307. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons convicted of driving under the influence of drugs in Limerick city in each of the years 2014 to 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27516/19]


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 stated that it has received a code for the offence from An Garda Síochána which will enable it to compile the relevant information with effect from 26 June 2019. Information in respect of the periods referred to by the Deputy is not to hand.