Dáil Éireann - Volume 415 - 19 February, 1992

Written Answers. - Truancy Statistics.

153. Mr. Allen asked the Minister for Education if he will outline the figures for truancy in (a) Cork city, (b) Dublin city, (c) Waterford city, (d) Limerick city, (e) Galway city and (f) Kilkenny city for each of the years 1987 to 1991.

Minister for Education (Mr. S. Brennan): The designated authorities for enforcement of the School Attendance Act in the county boroughs of Dublin, Dún Laoghaire, Cork and Waterford are school attendance committees, which are statutory local authorities, and elsewhere the Garda Síochána. Figures in relation to prosecutions under the Act would be available from those authorities.