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Written Answers - Criminal Prosecutions

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 765 No. 3

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 373.  Deputy Anne Ferris Information on Anne Ferris Zoom on Anne Ferris  asked the Minister for Justice and Equality Information on Alan Shatter Zoom on Alan Shatter  if he will provide data on the number of charges and convictions brought under the Prohibition of Incitement to Hatred Act per year since its enactment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23849/12]

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Alan Shatter): Information on Alan Shatter Zoom on Alan Shatter The Garda Síochána Act 2005 makes provision for the compilation and publication of crime statistics by the Central Statistics Office, as the national statistical agency, and the CSO has established a dedicated unit for this purpose. I have requested the CSO to provide statistics directly to the Deputy.

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