Written Answers. - Garda Deployment.

Liam Aylward

Question:

61 Mr. Aylward asked the Minister for Justice the number of gardaí currently deployed in each county in accordance with their rank; and the percentage increase or decrease of this figure in the corresponding period twelve months ago. [9102/97]

The detailed deployment of Garda personnel to different areas is a matter for the Garda authorities. Since Garda administrative areas do not coincide with county boundaries, I propose to provide the Deputy with the information on a Garda divisional basis as set out in the following table. It should be noted that there was a reorganisation of Divisional boundaries in Cork Garda Divisions in April 1996.

Division

Asst./ Comm.

C/Supt.

Supt.

Insp.

Sgt.

Garda

Total 4/4/97

% Change over 1/4/96

%

DMA South Central

1

2

6

28

127

745

909

–3.19

DMA South

1

5

19

112

574

711

4.04

DMA North

1

5

20

124

640

790

1.98

DMA, North Central

1

4

19

80

429

533

0.55

DMA East

1

4

13

88

392

498

–5.68

Louth-Meath

1

7

6

77

386

477

+1.04

Longford-Westmeath

1

1

4

4

41

192

243

0

Laois-Offaly

1

4

4

48

227

284

–1.38

Carlow-Kildare

1

4

4

50

230

289

+3.46

Wexford

1

5

3

49

216

274

–0.36

Waterford-Kilkenny

1

1

5

7

50

235

299

–0.96

Tipperary

1

5

4

56

227

293

0

Cork City

1

1

5

13

88

430

538*

0

Cork North

1

4

3

32

168

208*

0

Cork West

1

5

5

37

183

231

0

Kerry

1

4

3

39

185

232

0

Limerick

1

5

8

68

354

436

–1-58

Clare

1

4

3

39

166

213

0

Galway West

1

1

5

5

46

249

307

0

Roscommon-Galway East

1

5

3

44

177

230

–1.28

Mayo

1

6

3

45

196

251

+0.37

Sligo-Leitrim

1

1

4

4

48

196

254

–5.22

Donegal

1

6

4

79

355

445

–0.66

Cavan-Monaghan

1

6

6

71

296

380

–2.06