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84. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the services within prisons that are provided by, or have been tendered for service by, private companies, by prison; if other areas of service provision are being considered for this; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15845/17]

Answer

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