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153. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will report on the 89 road traffic fatalities which should have been classified as homicides between 2003 and 2017; the criteria used on the 89 fatal road traffic collisions, RTCs, leading them to be classified as less serious offences; the location where each of these fatal collisions occurred; the number of fatalities in each, by Garda district; the details of the less serious offence classification attributed to those 89 fatal RTCs; if the families have been identified and notified by An Garda Síochána; the number of persons who were seriously injured in these collisions and the classification for those; the criteria An Garda Síochána is using for the recording of serious and fatal RTCs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7916/18]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I have requested a report from An Garda Síochána in relation to the information and statistics sought by the Deputy and I will be in contact with the Deputy directly on receipt of a Garda report.