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672. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Justice if she will provide the breakdown by Garda district of fines and arrests in relation to the Covid-19 legislation. [26330/21]

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Minister for Justice (Deputy Heather Humphreys): As the Deputy will be aware, An Garda Síochána is responsible for policing the public health regulations made under the Health Act 1947. 
I am informed by the Garda authorities that Covid-19 related Fixed Payment Notices (FPNs) are currently in operation for a number of distinct offences. These are recorded on the Fixed Charge Processing System (FCPS), which contains only the information essential to process and post the fine. Comprehensive details of the FPNs issued, including by type of offence and division, are published on the Garda website.
The tables below show the number of FPNs issued per Garda Region and District:

REGION DISTRICT FPN
Dublin Region (All Districts) 6,066
  Balbriggan 153
  Ballymun 1,859
  Blackrock Co Dublin 211
  Blanchardstown 1,051
  Bridewell Co Dublin 84
  Clondalkin 179
  Coolock 171
  Crumlin 57
  Donnybrook 228
  Dun Laoghaire 75
  Fitzgibbon Street 224
  Kevin Street 414
  Lucan 201
  Pearse Street 229
  Raheny 131
  Store Street 517
  Tallaght 194
  Terenure 88
REGION DISTRICT FPN
Eastern Region (All Districts) 4,181
  Ashbourne 214
  Athlone 156
  Baltinglass 64
  Birr 93
  Bray 356
  Carlow 131
  Dungarvan 100
  Enniscorthy 202
  Kells Ceanannus Mor 102
  Kildare 131
  Kilkenny 195
  Leixlip 107
  Mullingar 105
  Naas 185
  Navan 61
  New Ross 94
  Portlaoise 324
  Thomastown 149
  Tramore 300
  Trim 96
  Tullamore 232
  Waterford 432
  Wexford 125
  Wicklow 227

REGION DISTRICT FPN
North Western Region (All Districts) 5,012
  Ardee 123
  Bailieboro 111
  Ballina 93
  Ballinasloe 75
  Ballymote 99
  Ballyshannon 251
  Béal an Mhuirthead 34
  Buncrana 283
  Carrickmacross 70
  Castlebar 104
  Castlerea 106
  Cavan 184
  Claremorris 127
  Clifden 82
  Drogheda 245
  Dundalk 305
  Gaillimh 661
  Granard 85
  Leitrim 220
  Letterkenny 231
  Longford 253
  Loughrea 193
  Milford Co Donegal 121
  Monaghan 319
  Roscommon 83
  Salthill Bothar Na Tra 129
  Sligo 176
  Tuam 144
  Westport 105
REGION DISTRICT FPN
Southern Region (All Districts) 6,157
  Anglesea Street 940
  Bandon 292
  Bantry 73
  Bruff 48
  Cahir 94
  Clonakilty 88
  Clonmel 82
  Ennis 324
  Fermoy 243
  Gurranabraher 206
  Henry Street 909
  Killarney 125
  Kilrush 116
  Listowel 111
  Macroom 101
  Mallow 275
  Mayfield 323
  Midleton 251
  Nenagh 148
  Newcastle West 187
  Roxboro Road 134
  Thurles 139
  Tipperary Town 90
  Togher 646
  Tralee 212

Confirmed Covid-19 incident figures (powers used/breaches of regulations) are crime incidents in which files are prepared for the Office of the DPP in order to charge/summons. Due to the substantial checking and reviews undertaken on these incidents prior to publication, there is a slight reporting time lag. Updates are published on the Garda website when available.
The most recent figures available cover incidents which occurred up to the 8 th May, 2021. The table below provides details of number of confirmed Covid-19 incidents, where at least one arrest was made and where the reason for the arrest was recorded as Covid-19.  Since the 8 th April, 2020, there have been a total of 72 confirmed Covid-19 incidents in which at least one arrest was made and where the reason for arrest related to Covid-19. A breakdown of the Garda Region in which the incidents and arrests occurred is provided in the table below:

Garda Region  No. of Covid-19 Incidents in which there was at least one arrest relating to Covid-19 
(08/04/2020 to 08/05/2021)  
Dublin Metropolitan Region  27
Eastern Region  13
North Western Region  16
Southern Region  16
Total  72
Question No. 673 answered with Question No. 634. Question No. 674 answered with Question No. 634. Question No. 675 answered with Question No. 634.