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317. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons convicted and arrested for speeding 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. [23311/19]

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 or age and the number arrested is entirely a matter for An Garda Síochána as not all arrests lead to prosecutions. 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 Speeding
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 convicted Jan - Dec 2016 No of Defendants convicted Jan - Dec 2017 No of Defendants convicted Jan - Dec 2018 No of Defendants convicted Jan - Jul 2019
AN CLOCHAN LIATH 6 4
AN FAL CARRACH 1
ARDEE 77 51 20 13
ARKLOW 13 14 31 9
ATHLONE 92 36 27 19
ATHY 26 44 20 13
BALLAGHADERREEN 2 4 5 1
BALLINA 12 11 47 6
BALLINASLOE 42 60 25
BALLYSHANNON 20 34 9 6
BANDON 31 37 8 13
BANTRY 3 10 4
BRAY 120 82 50 19
BUNCRANA 3 6 13 6
CARLOW 41 53 35 24
CARNDONAGH 17 16 2 3
CARRICK ON SHANNON 26 20 9 7
CARRICK ON SUIR 7 15 6 5
CARRICKMACROSS 39 71 47 19
CASHEL 43 45 34 21
CASTLEBAR 29 38 16 6
CASTLEREA 3 7 8 2
CAVAN 133 65 27 15
CLIFDEN 1 1 1
CLONAKILTY 2 9 5 1
CLONMEL 31 23 7 6
CORK CITY 292 352 153 78
DOIRE AN FHEICH 35 24 1 3
DONEGAL 12 35 9 3
DROGHEDA 66 110 46 15
DUBLIN METROPOLITAN DISTRICT 1,890 2,193 1,282 281
DUNDALK 109 58 28 27
DUNGARVAN 63 42 48 25
ENNIS 139 166 118 35
FERMOY 87 74 50 19
GALWAY 266 151 74 28
GOREY 145 150 70 40
GORT 14 7 2
KILCOCK 78 91 62 39
KILKENNY 244 154 73 53
KILLALOE 13 15 10 2
KILLARNEY 56 51 18 19
KILRUSH 10 12 2
LETTERKENNY 70 73 73 26
LIMERICK 303 259 241 119
LISMORE 14 2 5 2
LISTOWEL 25 27 17 4
LONGFORD 54 48 51 25
LOUGHREA 58 62 28 12
MACROOM 40 41 38 11
MALLOW 92 75 26 13
MANORHAMILTON 1
MEATH 114 79 48 22
MIDLETON 77 47 14 21
MONAGHAN 43 45 26 20
MULLINGAR 114 63 67 17
NAAS 489 466 336 89
NAVAN 40
NENAGH 94 62 48 14
NEWCASTLE WEST 209 119 109 67
PORTLAOISE 89 106 148 39
ROSCOMMON 20 37 9 6
SKIBBEREEN 3
SLIGO 79 79 47 19
STROKESTOWN 8 11 7 2
THURLES 62 40 16 5
TIPPERARY 10 6 4 2
TRALEE 15 28 22 22
TRIM 4
TUAM 35 50 30 8
TUBBERCURRY 12 11 8 1
TULLAMORE 57 37 40 7
VIRGINIA 36 38 32 5
WATERFORD CITY 99 63 66 49
WEXFORD 120 155 131 55
WICKLOW 82 48 68 40
YOUGHAL 10 9 4 3
Total 6,911 6,631 4,237 1,632