Dáil Éireann - Volume 687 - 08 July, 2009

Written Answers. - Sentencing Policy.

[991] Deputy Charles Flanagan asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the breakdown of the number of offences resulting in imprisonment (details supplied) for each year for the past five years; and the average time spent in prison under each heading over the same timeframe. [28677/09]

  Deputy Dermot Ahern: I wish to advise the Deputy that the available statistical information can be obtained from the Annual Reports of the Irish Prison Service for the years requested. I am further advised that the 2008 report will be published in the near future. The Irish Prison Service have also informed me that the relevant reports are available on their website: www.irishprisons.ie