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252. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of fixed penalty notices that have been issued for illegal parking at a location (details supplied) in each of the years 2015 to 2017 and to date in 2018, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6775/18]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): As the Deputy will be aware, I have no direct role in relation to the administration of the fixed charge processing system (FCPS), or the enforcement of road traffic legislation which are matters for the Garda authorities.
However, I have made enquiries with An Garda Síochána and am advised that the area referenced by the Deputy is a cul-de-sac adjacent to a large shopping complex in the vicinity of four schools within Coolock Garda District. Garda authorities have indicated that they are not aware of any specific parking difficulties being experienced by residents in this area.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, I would encourage anyone with specific concerns to contact their local Garda station.  
I am further advised that, while it is not possible to provide a breakdown of the number of Fixed Charge Notices (FCNs) issued in respect of a specific location, I am informed that, to date in 2018, a total of 19 FCNs have been issued in Coolock Garda District for the offence of parking on double yellow lines, contrary to section 35(5) of the Road Traffic Act 1994, with 425 issued in 2017, 359 issued in 2016 and 651 issued in 2015.
These statistics provided by An Garda Síochána are operational, provisional and liable to change and are valid to 7 February 2018.