Question to the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Mr. Paschal Donohoe, TD)
To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on facilitating a system of payment of unpaid fines where the outstanding money is added to the amount due on motor tax for a vehicle; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
For WRITTEN ANSWER on Tuesday, 10 February 2015.
A Criminal Justice Working Group, jointly chaired by my Department and the Department of Justice and comprising representatives of all relevant State bodies, was established in March 2014 to oversee and facilitate the implementation of the recommendations of a report by the Garda Inspectorate into the Fixed Charge Processing System. As part of its deliberations, the Working Group is examining the solutions for addressing the collection of all outstanding road traffic related fines and charges, including the possibility of associating such amounts with the motor tax on a vehicle.
I will await the outcome of the discussions at the Working Group before deciding what approach might be taken in this matter.