241. Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of incidents in which control and restraint was used by prison officers from 1 May 2018 to 30 April 2019; the number of prison officers who received training in conflict resolution during the same period; the number of incidents de-escalated through conflict resolution techniques; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25000/19]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am advised by my officials in the Irish Prison Service that it has not been possible in the timeframe available to collate the information sought. I will revert to the Deputy as soon as this information has been compiled.