565. Deputy Darren O'Rourke asked the Minister for Justice the number of fixed penalty notices that gardaí issued for parking on double yellow lines in 2020 and to date in 2021, in tabular form. [43896/21]


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 administration and management of An Garda Síochána. I have no direct role in these matters.
The below table, comprising information provided to me by the Garda authorities, provides a yearly breakdown of the number of instances in which a party was issued with a Fixed Charge Notice for the offence of parking on a double yellow line.    

2020 2021*
12,781 8,662

* Figures for 2021 up to 31 August 2021
I am advised that these figures are based on incidents which occurred from 1 January 2020 to 31 August 2021, inclusive. I am further advised that these figures are based upon operational data from the Fixed Charge Processing System, as was available on 10 September 2021, and is liable to change.