Someone said :
In view of the fact that it costs upwards of EURO100,000 per year to keep a convicted criminal in prison plus the cost of apprehending and prosecuting them through the courts (and of course free legal aid Joke),a lot of these people are asset rich people should these assets be seized or why does the taxpayer have to continue to foot the bill. Do you think it would be fair to take something off their nearest and dearest as they are also the beneficiaries of the criminals?
Given that the cost of a prison space is over 20% less than what you indicated, should you pay the State the difference?
It is the CAB's job to claw back criminal assets: not your job to guesstimate how asset-rich anyone else is.
As for charging relatives of criminals: unless the CAB can establish that they are criminal assets, you are just talking populist non-sense.
The average annual cost of an available, staffed
prison space during the calendar year 2019
was €75,349, a 2% increase on the 2018 cost of
€73,802. This fi gure includes all elements of net
expenditure incurred within the year (such as
salaries, utilities/maintenance, ICT, prison services,
etc.) excluding capital expenditure on buildings and
vehicle purchases. The reason for the cost increase
per available, staffed prison space is mainly due
to increased staffi ng costs of approximately
€9 million, which arose, in the main, out of pay
restoration as provided for in the Public Service
Pay and Pensions Act 2017 and the inclusion
of rent allowance into basic pay. A more
detailed breakdown is available on
Therefore these costs also include the cost of non convicted prisoners kept in custody...