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351. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the places in which prisoners serving sentences in jails last lived by the smallest geographical area available, by county or postal district. [10063/18]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am advised by the Irish Prison Service that it conducts an analysis of the snapshot of the prison population on the last day of each month.   The most recent analysis of the snapshot of the prison population was conducted on 31 January 2018.  This includes a breakdown by county/place of residence declared by persons on committal. This analysis has been used to provide the information requested by the Deputy. 
According to that snapshot, the following table shows the breakdown by county/place of residence by prisoners serving sentences on that date.

County Female  Male    Total
Antrim   1 1
Armagh   3 3
Carlow   34 34
Cavan 2 35 37
Clare 1 42 43
Cork 12 283 295
Derry   1 1
Donegal   42 42
Down   5 5
Dublin 37 1,123 1,160
Galway 4 85 89
Kerry   60 60
Kildare 2 92 94
Kilkenny   34 34
Laois   58 58
Leitrim   8 8
Limerick 9 187 196
Longford 1 24 25
Louth 7 92 99
Mayo   47 47
Meath 3 62 65
Monaghan 1 22 23
No Fixed Abode 23 143 166
Not Stated   14 14
Offaly 1 26 27
Outside Country 3 11 14
Roscommon 1 26 27
Sligo   25 25
Tipperary   106 106
Tyrone   6 6
Waterford 2 62 64
Westmeath   38 38
Wexford   62 62
Wicklow 2 49 51
Total 111 2,908 3,019