264. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason for the delay in the roll-out of red light running cameras in Dublin city other than at the junction of Benburb Street and Blackhall Place; the timeline for progress; the proposed locations for a further roll-out; and the number of different types of vehicles found breaking the traffic signals in the past year for which figures are available. [27971/18]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am advised by An Garda Síochána that responsibility for the matters raised in the Deputy's question is jointly held by Dublin City Council and the National Transport Authority. The role of An Garda Síochána in relation to these matters is to perform its statutory function in prosecuting offenders identified by the device installed at the location referenced by the Deputy.
I am further advised by the Garda authorities that the cameras, which were installed at the location to which the Deputy refers, were installed as part of a pilot project under the auspices of Dublin City Council, and that the pilot period has now ended. An Garda Síochána is not aware of current plans by any local authority to introduce such devices at any other locations.
I have requested a report from An Garda Síochána in relation to the statistics sought by the Deputy and I will be in contact with the Deputy directly on receipt of this report.