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226. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons arrested and detained in 2016 to date under section 23 of the Criminal Justice (Amendment) Act 2009 which extended the scope of section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007 to organised crime offences. [13486/16]

Answer

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I wish to advise the Deputy that it has not been possible to provide the information sought in the time available for reply. However, I have requested the Garda authorities to provide the requested information and I will be in further contact with the Deputy upon receipt.