Prison still possible for debt defaulters

Almost 1,400 people have served a prison sentence in Ireland since 2001 for failing to pay their debts, according to new figures.

8th November, 2008

Almost 1,400 people have served a prison sentence in Ireland since 2001 for failing to pay their debts, according to new figures.

The figures released by the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform show that a total of 1,366 people spent time in jail between January 2001 and the end of last year.

Last year, some 201 people served a prison sentence for failing to obey a court order to pay their debts.

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