Over half a million euro was collected in court fines in Kerry in 2012. That’s according to figures in today’s Irish Examiner. The court poor box is used as an alternative to a conviction or a custodial sentence and is frequently used in the Kerry district courts. It is the discretion of the judge as to where this money goes. The statistics show that €50,000 of the fines collected two years ago were allocated to local charities. For example, Kerry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre got €200 and the Kerry Hospice Foundation received €1,250. In contrast around €480,000 was allocated to overseas charities. Sightsavers International and Christian Blind Mission each got €60,000. Nationally, almost 2.1 million euro was collected around the country through court fines in 2012.
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