Minister Catherine Martin has confirmed that An Post applied to the courts for 14,915 summonses for failure to pay for a TV Licence in 2022.
The Green Party Minister also confirmed that the number of cases heard in court in 2022 was 9,610.
The information was provided to Sinn Fein TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh in written parliamentary reply.
Minister Martin noted that while Part 9 of the Broadcasting Act, 2009 makes provision for the administration of the TV licence fee system, An Post makes every effort to reduce evasion and issues a number of reminders to evaders.
Prosecution through the courts is a last resort, she said.
The figure of 14,915 summonses is almost a 100 per cent increase in the number of summonses applied for in 2021 (7,507).
The number of cases heard in court in 2021 on foot of a summons was 4,328.