Deputy Noel Grealish asked the Minister for Justice if she will provide a breakdown of categories of original offences alleged to have been committed by persons while on bail in 2020 (details supplied) by type of offence subsequently committed in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48573/21]
98. Deputy Noel Grealish asked the Minister for Justice the number of offenders for whom the charge in respect of which they had been granted bail was their first alleged office in relation to crimes committed by persons while on bail in 2020; the number that had allegedly committed more than one offence previously; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48574/21]
Minister for Justice (Deputy Heather Humphreys): I propose to take Questions Nos. 97 and 98 together.
I am advised by the Central Statistics Office that the information requested by the Deputy is not currently available. The Deputy will recall that in my response to Question no. 480 of 21 September 2021, I provided information on the number of people suspected to be involved in the commission of a further offence while on bail. I have been informed that the information relating to the offence for which they were on bail is not directly linked in the datasets held and so I am not in a position to provide this additional information to the Deputy.
My Department will make enquires of the Garda Commissioner to see if it is possible to collate the information requested by the Deputy. Question No. 98 answered with Question No. 97.