Thousands of euro in court fines imposed last year were uncollected in Shannonside region

Over 70% of fines imposed in Longford Courts last year were uncollected.

According to new courts service figures, more than half of the fines imposed at Carrick-on-Shannon court were also uncollected by last December.

Judges handed out 21.2 million euro in fines in 2018 – but only 6.8 million have been paid, according to details released under the Freedom of Information Act.

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There was a recovery rate of less than 49 percent in 2017, with 14 million euro in fines still outstanding from the two years.

Over eleven-thousand euro worth of fines were still outstanding from Ballaghaderreen district court as of last December, with just over five-thousand euro recovered from fines imposed totaling over seventeen-thousand euro last year.

More than half of all fines imposed at District court level in Carrick-on-Shannon last year also went uncollected.

Fines worth a total of over seventy-five thousand euro were imposed by judges, but just over thirty-one thousand euro was paid over.

A total of 100 fines were imposed at Castlerea District court, totaling over twenty-five thousand euro- but these figures reveal that just nine thousand euro had been collected by the end of last year.

Fines totally almost two-hundred and ninety thousand euro were imposed at Longford district court last year – but just under eighty thousand of the total had been paid over by the end of last year.

Just under thirty-thousand euro of the total fines imposed worth fifty-five thousand euro were still to be paid as of the end of 2018 at Roscommon District court while at Strokestown District court, almost half the fines handed out by judges had been paid.