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316. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons convicted and arrested for drink driving by age, gender, county and Garda district in each of the previous three years to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23310/19]

Answer

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, and this includes the provision of information on the courts system.
I have requested information from the Courts Service and it advises that it cannot give statistics by gender, age or Garda District. It can only provide the figures for convictions by District Court Area and these are set out in the following table.
Report by Court Area on the number of persons convicted of Drink Driving.
Note: If a person was convicted in more than one court year in the same year, they will appear twice on the report

Court Area No of Defendants ConvictedJan - Dec 2016 No of Defendants ConvictedJan – Dec 2017 No of Defendants ConvictedJan – Dec 2018 No of Defendants ConvictedJan – Jul 2019
ACAILL 3 1 1
AN CLOCHAN LIATH 4 5 11 6
AN DAINGEAN 6 3 10 3
AN FAL CARRACH 3 3 17 1
ARDEE 6 5 6 6
ARKLOW 9 35 29 2
ATHLONE 25 50 39 19
ATHY 5 13 10 9
BALLAGHADERREEN 3 2 4 3
BALLINA 30 36 20 16
BALLINASLOE 11 18 13 18
BALLYSHANNON 9 17 16 6
BANDON 32 41 48 19
BANTRY 19 16 25 5
BEAL AN MHUIRTHEAD 6 6 5 5
BRAY 26 40 51 20
BUNCRANA 7 8 32 17
CAHIRCIVEEN 5 8 14 1
CARLOW 41 43 63 27
CARNDONAGH 2 9 7 12
CARRICK ON SHANNON 12 20 27 11
CARRICK ON SUIR 7 8 9 7
CARRICKMACROSS 35 46 42 26
CASHEL 27 41 38 21
CASTLEBAR 34 38 36 14
CASTLEREA 3 1 7 5
CAVAN 45 89 59 37
CILL RONAIN 1 9 1
CLIFDEN 10 26 9 2
CLONAKILTY 26 22 7
CLONMEL 32 30 34 13
CORK CITY 202 239 235 97
DOIRE AN FHEICH 7 8 13 2
DONEGAL 12 21 22 5
DROGHEDA 28 32 33 17
DUBLIN METROPOLITAN DISTRICT 542 552 647 295
DUNDALK 54 67 51 24
DUNGARVAN 13 20 22 9
ENNIS 66 68 80 37
FERMOY 32 38 48 17
GALWAY 103 116 137 56
GOREY 38 46 41 46
GORT 11 27 18 3
KENMARE 4 1 7 3
KILCOCK 19 19 44 13
KILKENNY 35 47 51 34
KILLALOE 5 6 4 3
KILLARNEY 39 29 33 11
KILLORGLIN 3 1
KILRUSH 6 5 8 3
LETTERKENNY 71 86 107 48
LIMERICK 116 164 144 65
LISMORE 4 10 4
LISTOWEL 19 13 22 13
LONGFORD 44 69 58 32
LOUGHREA 15 20 34 23
MACROOM 25 15 30 15
MALLOW 39 65 73 50
MANORHAMILTON 3 2
MEATH 92 133 126 67
MIDLETON 52 53 58 28
MONAGHAN 31 57 60 19
MULLINGAR 77 93 74 46
NA GLEANNTA 5 4 7 1
NAAS 64 78 151 58
NAVAN 21 1 1
NENAGH 34 46 60 26
NEWCASTLE WEST 28 41 43 12
PORTLAOISE 59 70 89 41
ROSCOMMON 19 10 13 11
SKIBBEREEN 7 3 10 4
SLIGO 33 39 58 17
STROKESTOWN 4 1 2 3
THURLES 30 35 52 26
TIPPERARY 14 15 19 11
TRALEE 57 49 85 35
TRIM 4
TUAM 13 31 26 9
TUBBERCURRY 5 3 9 4
TULLAMORE 57 61 69 29
VIRGINIA 25 41 35 7
WATERFORD CITY 43 60 87 28
WESTPORT 15 11 12 6
WEXFORD 70 72 67 47
WICKLOW 11 13 14 10
YOUGHAL 14 15 11 3
Total 2,920 3,488 3,911 1,808