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97. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if information relating to investigations by an authority (details supplied) will be provided; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27380/19]

98. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if information relating to an authority (details supplied) will be provided; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27381/19]

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Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 97 and 98 together.
The Private Security Authority (PSA), established under the Private Security Services Act 2004, as amended, is the regulatory body with responsibility for regulating and licensing the private security industry in the State. The PSA is an independent body under the aegis of my Department. I have no involvement in the day-to-day operations of the Authority.
The details requested are set out in the Table 1 and Table 2 attached.
Table 1:
Number of investigations initiated by the Private Security Authority since 2008 on a year by year basis in relation to licensed door security the number of those investigations completed to date and the number of those investigations awaiting conclusion.

Year Investigations Completed Awaiting Conclusion
2008 604 604
2009 506 506
2010 799 799
2011 628 628
2012 406 406
2013 317 317
2014 246 246
2015 229 229
2016 230 230
2017 308 308
2018 291 287 4
2019 (to 21/06/2019) 125 75 50
Total 4689 4635 54

Table 2:
Number of investigations initiated by the Private Security Authority since 2008 in relation to licensed door security broken down on a county by county basis the number of those investigations conclusion.
County Investigations Concluded
Carlow 87 86
Cavan 69 68
Clare 105 105
Cork 439 430
Donegal 193 189
Dublin 1486 1470
Galway 326 324
Kerry 127 120
Kildare 157 157
Kilkenny 107 106
Laois 80 80
Leitrim 34 33
Limerick 156 153
Longford 40 39
Louth 157 157
Mayo 134 134
Meath 195 194
Monaghan 55 54
Offaly 63 63
Roscommon 39 39
Sligo 79 76
Tipperary 95 95
Waterford 107 107
Westmeath 112 109
Wexford 127 127
Wicklow 120 120
Totals 4689 4635