Dáil Éireann - Volume 475 - 04 March, 1997

Written Answers. - Domestic Violence Act.

181. Ms F. Fitzgerald asked the Minister for Justice the number of new cases before the courts since the Domestic Violence Act, 1996, was introduced. [5925/97]

Minister for Justice (Mrs. Owen): The number of applications made to the District Court pursuant to the provisions of the Domestic Violence Act, 1996 since its introduction on 27 March 1996 to 31 July 1996, together with the number of applications granted are set out in the table below. More recent statistics are not available.

Domestic Violence Act

27 March 1996 to 31 July 1996

27 March 1996 to 31 July 1996

Applications Received

Applications Granted

Safety Order

Protection Order

Barring Order

Interim Barring Order

Safety Order

Protection Order

Barring Order

Interim Barring Order

645

1,660

1,898

118

180

1,572

567

168