249. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will report on Garda Operation Daylight; the number of persons arrested and charged to date; the number of successful convictions obtained to date; if the operation is still active; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25161/19]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am informed by An Garda Síochána that Operation Daylight is a multi-agency initiative involving An Garda Síochána, Transport Infrastructure Ireland and Egis Road & Tunnel Operations, targeting dangerous driving and toll evasion in the Dublin Port Tunnel and other motorway toll areas. Local Garda management have reported that Operation Daylight was first conducted on 23 May 2019.
As a result of the operation four people were arrested at the Dublin Port Tunnel Toll Plaza for dangerous driving offences. Three of the arrested also failed the roadside drug test, and the fourth person was driving while disqualified. All four people are currently before the Courts.
Finally, I am informed that Operation Daylight is an ongoing initiative with further days of enforcement planned in the near future.