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329. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Justice the number of age cards issued pursuant to the scheme established by the Intoxicating Liquor Act 1988 (Age Card) Regulations 2010 for each year since its establishment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27136/21]

Answer

Minister for Justice (Deputy Heather Humphreys): I am informed by the Garda authorities that the below table sets out the number of cards issued from 1999 up to the end of April 2021:

YEAR NO OF CARDS ISSUED COMMENTS
1999 1,205
2000 7,246
2001 12,973
2002 39,600
2003 57,695
2004 45,760
2005 41,867
2006 33,856
2007 31,653 New Card Launched
2008 35,268
2009 36,351
2010 39,952
2011 41,054 On Line Application launched - CCS
2012 47,625
2013 50,148
2014 48,093
2015 47,698
2016 45,545
2017 44,777
2018 44,364
2019 36,516
2020 24,492
2021 4,010 For the first 4 months of 2021