To Protect And Serve


00142934stats(Garda summonses 2009-12)

The request [from Garda whistleblower John Wilson] revealed that from a total of 1,688,349 Garda summons issued, 646,509 were not served which totals 38 per cent.
A Garda press offer said:”…there are a multiplicity of reasons for non-service including: change of address, incorrect name recorded, incorrect details recorded, summons issued and alternative charges preferred, deceased persons, where persons cannot be located, persons residing outside the jurisdiction, re-issue of summons, summonses served by post returned un-served etc.”


38 per cent of Garda summons not served (Robert Mulhern, Irish Post)

(Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland)