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89. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of mobile phones seized from each prison in the years, 2013, 2014 and to date in 2015. [10744/15]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I can advise the Deputy that the number of mobile phones seized from each prison in 2013, 2014 and to 8 February 2015 are set out in the table below.

Mobile Phone Seizures 2013, 2014 and 2015 ( to 8th February 2015)

Prison/Place of Detention 2013 2014 2015 (to 8th February)
Arbour Hill 1 0 0
Castlerea 43 38 6
Cloverhill 30 50 3
Cork 8 3 0
Dóchas Centre 1 6 1
Limerick 55 18 2
Loughan House 52 66 12
Midlands 114 59 10
Mountjoy (Male) 238 223 45
Portlaoise 11 52 3
Shelton Abbey 19 5 3
St. Patrick's 119 109 10
Training Unit 92 55 1
Wheatfield 22 44 0
Total 805 728 96