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102. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 112 of 14 February 2019, the reason the Irish Prison Service does not have records in relation to the number of times gardaí are requested to attend a prison in cases in which assault or other offences would be considered a criminal matter. [8832/19]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The Deputy's previous question (PQ No 112 of 14 February 2019) sought information on the number of times An Garda Síochána was called to respond to an incident in each of the prisons.
In my response I provided the figures currently available from the Irish Prison Service in relation to incidents where An Garda Síochána is requested to attend a prison in relation to a) a death in custody and b) a visitor suspected of smuggling contraband.
I am advised by my officials in the Irish Prison Service that there is no central register recording the number of times Gardaí are requested to attend a prison in cases in which assault or other offences are reported.
In light of the Deputy's question, I have asked my officials in the Irish Prison Service to examine the relevant information collated at Governor level with a view to making further information available to the Deputy.