Written Answers. - Garda Deployment.

Brian O'Shea

Question:

892 Mr. O'Shea asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the number of gardaí in each Garda division; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19704/00]

The detailed allocation of Garda personnel to an individual area is a matter for the Garda authorities which have informed me that the current personnel strength – all ranks – in each operational Garda division as of 31 August 2000 is outlined in the table hereunder:

Division

Strength

Carlow-Kildare

302

Cavan-Monaghan

382

Clare

235

Cork City

583

Cork North

243

Cork West

235

DMA Eastern

535

DMA North Central

585

DMA Northern

582

DMA South Central

678

DMA Southern

489

DMA West

577

Donegal

433

Galway West

332

Kerry

254

Leix-Offaly

278

Limerick

430

Division

Strength

Longford-Westmeath

242

Louth-Meath

541

Mayo

262

Roscommon-Galway East

255

Sligo-Leitrim

262

Tipperary

313

Waterford-Kilkenny

330

Wexford

294