373. Deputy Martin Browne asked the Minister for Justice if a list of the peace commissioners in each local electoral area in County Tipperary will be provided; and the number of peace commissioners appointed in each area in the past five years. [25244/21]
Minister of State at the Department of Justice (Deputy James Browne): As the Deputy is aware, Peace Commissioners are appointed by the Minister for Justice under Section 88 of the Courts of Justice Act, 1924. Peace Commissioners are empowered to act in their county of assignment and within the counties adjoining that county.
While every effort is made to maintain accuracy, it should be noted that Peace Commissioner records are appointment based and they do not always reflect the actual situation on the ground because the Department is reliant on the Peace Commissioners and other interested parties to advise of changes in circumstances which may occur subsequent to an appointment.
Individuals requesting the services of a Peace Commissioner are advised to contact their local Gardaí to ensure that a particular listed individual is active and available. The details of appointed Peace Commissioners are also retained by the Peace Commissioner Unit in my Department and my officials are happy to assist individuals who require the services of a Peace Commissioner. They can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone (01) 8592307.
It is not possible to provide the Deputy with the information sought by electoral area, as the information is recorded by the Department by Garda Sub District. The Deputy will note that as of 11 May 2021, there are 288 Peace Commissioners in County Tipperary and 23 appointed in the period from 2016 to 11 May 2021. A list of all Peace Commissioners, by Garda Sub District, in Co. Tipperary is attached.
The number of Peace Commissioners appointed in each Garda Sub District for the last 5 years is as follows: