290. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice the number of vehicles seized by gardaí within the Kildare division for driving without insurance in 2020 and to date in 2021, in tabular form. [38266/21]


Minister for Justice (Deputy Heather Humphreys): As the Deputy will be aware, under the Garda Síochána Act 2005, the Garda Commissioner is responsible for the management and administration of An Garda Síochána, including the enforcement of road traffic legislation. As Minister for Justice, I have no direct role in these matters.
I have been provided by the Garda authorities with the below table, outlining a yearly breakdown of the number of incidents where a vehicle was seized under section 41 of the Road Traffic Act in the Kildare Division for the offence of driving without insurance.

2020 2021*
894 391

* 2021 figures cover the period from 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021.
I have been informed by the Garda authorities that all information contained in this report is based upon operational data from the PULSE system as was available on 12 July 2021 and is liable to change.