145. Deputy Regina Doherty asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of premature and early releases from Irish prisons in the past ten years, in tabular form. [41866/15]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am informed by the Irish Prison Service that the statistics requested by the Deputy are not readily available. The available information is currently being collated and I will respond to the Deputy as soon as the information is to hand.