TWO OUT OF EVERY FIVE GARDA SUMMONS NEVER SERVED, REVEALS SHOCKED TD

first_imgTHE state of our policing service and its lack of resources have been revealed in shocking statistics published by Donegal TD Pádraig MacLochlainnThe Sinn Féin politician has revealed that figures from the Court Service have been brought to his attention, confirming that more 38% of garda summons issued by the courts from January 2009 to December 2012 have not been served.Out of a total of 1, 688,349 Garda Summons issued, 646,509 were not served. Deputy Mac Lochlainn has written to the Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter, seeking urgent clarification. He said: “John Wilson, one of the two whistle blowers who brought their concerns about how penalty points were being terminated by senior gardaí in to the public domain, has received the data from the Court Service and brought it to my attention.“At first read these figures make startling reading. This will be a matter of real public concern. I have now written to the Minister for Justice seeking urgent clarification”.Court Service data on garda summons issued and summons not servedYear No. of Garda Summons Issued No. of Summons not served Jan to Dec 2009 493,635 205,088Jan to Dec 2010 472,932 183,357Jan to Dec 2011 360,462 134,477Jan to Dec 2012 341,320 123,587____________ ____________ 1, 688, 349 646,509ENDSTWO OUT OF EVERY FIVE GARDA SUMMONS NEVER SERVED, REVEALS SHOCKED TD was last modified: September 24th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DONEGAL Deputy Padraig MacLochlainnGarda summonsstatisticslast_img

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