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275. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of SPSV licences that were revoked in each of the years 2015, 2016 and 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7172/18]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The Deputy will be aware that the issuing and revoking of Public Service Vehicle (PSV) licences is an operational matter for An Garda Síochána.
I am advised by the Garda authorities that the Garda Commissioner’s functions pursuant to Section 70 of the Taxi Regulations Act 2013 to issue / revoke a PSV licence have been delegated by the Commissioner to each Divisional Officer and District Officer. The following table shows the number of PSV licences revoked by Garda Division each year for the period 2015-2017:

Division 2017 2016 2015
Cavan/Monaghan 0 0 0
Clare 0 0 0
Cork City 5 3 1
Cork North 0 0 0
Cork West 0 0 0
Donegal 1 0 1
Galway 3 1 0
Kerry 2 2 1
Kildare 0 1 0
Kilkenny/Carlow 1 0 0
Laois/Offaly 0 0 0
Limerick 0 1 0
Louth 0 2 0
Mayo 0 0 0
Meath 0 0 0
Roscommon/Longford 0 0 0
Sligo/Leitrim 1 0 0
Tipperary 1 0 0
Waterford 0 0 0
Westmeath 0 0 1
Wexford 0 0 0

The issuing/revocation of PSV licences for the Garda Divisions comprising the Dublin Metropolitan Region (DMR) are processed centrally by Chief Superintendent/Superintendent DMR Traffic and it is advised that, for the DMR, 7 licences were revoked in 2017, 5 in 2016 and 10 in 2015.
I am further informed by the Garda authorities that the data provided is provisional, operational and liable to change, and is valid to 8 February 2018.