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104. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons who have successfully applied for debt settlement arrangements, debt relief notices and bankruptcy under the Personal Insolvency Act 2012 by county; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21925/16]

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Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I can advise the Deputy that there have been a total of 2,927 debt solutions approved up to the end of March 2016, according to the latest statistics released by the ISI.
The following table shows the total number of Debt Relief Notices (DRN), Debt Settlement Arrangements (DSA), Personal Insolvency Arrangements (PIA) and bankruptcies approved in the period Q1 2014 to end Q1 2016, by county;

County DRN DSA PIA Bankruptcy Total
Carlow 22 5 12 12 51
Cavan 8 3 21 15 47
Clare 19 6 23 19 67
Cork 48 62 126 129 365
Donegal 11 13 32 18 74
Dublin 178 64 134 217 593
Galway 17 11 28 50 106
Kerry 25 4 18 22 69
Kildare 29 33 56 91 209
Kilkenny 21 3 13 31 68
Laois 2 11 16 26 55
Leitrim 1 1 6 3 11
Limerick 11 5 17 33 66
Longford 4 7 13 11 35
Louth 19 22 37 25 103
Mayo 5 3 18 30 56
Meath 10 25 83 61 179
Monaghan 12 9 13 18 52
Offaly 2 3 11 23 39
Roscommon 4 1 11 11 27
Sligo 8 2 9 11 30
Tipperary 43 13 28 31 115
Waterford 94 9 45 35 183
Westmeath 2 4 22 26 54
Wexford 15 7 52 35 109
Wicklow 58 13 41 52 164
Total 668 339 885 1035 2927

Full ISI statistics are available on the ISI website (www.isi.gov.ie). Quarter 2 statistics for 2016 are due to be published later this month.