578. Deputy Réada Cronin asked the Minister for Justice the number of prisoners currently in the prison system; the number according to age group by decade in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37837/21]


Minister of State at the Department of Justice (Deputy Hildegarde Naughton): I wish to advise the Deputy that the information requested is provided in the attached table and was compiled on 8 July 2021.

<a href="">Number of Prisoners currently in the prison system</a>

<a href="">Prison population by Age Group</a>