Written Answers. - Garda Deployment.

Alan Shatter

Question:

935 Mr. Shatter asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the number of gardaí attached to each Garda station within each Garda district, excluding Dublin, as at 1 January 1990, 1 January 1995 and 1 January 2000. [20463/00]

The Garda authorities who are responsible for the detailed allocation of personnel to individual areas have informed me that the specific information sought by the Deputy is not readily available in the format requested and could only be obtained by the expenditure of a disproportionate amount of staff time and resources.

I am informed that the current personnel strength of each Garda division outside of the Dublin metropolitan area as at 1/1/1995, 1/1/1990 and 1/1/2000 is as set out as follows:

Division

1/1/1990

1/1/1995

1/1/2000

Carlow/Kildare

256

293

307

Cavan/Monaghan

428

415

376

Clare

209

211

233

Cork City

N/A

N/A

571

Cork North

N/A

N/A

250

Cork East

791

768

N/A

Cork West

227

232

236

Donegal

491

473

439

Galway West

307

319

323

Kerry

231

235

246

Laois/Offaly

329

305

275

Limerick

511

457

430

Longford/Westmeath

248

250

237

Louth/Meath

473

472

543

Mayo

253

253

261

Roscommon/Galway

242

238

251

Sligo/Leitrim

263

265

257

Tipperary

279

287

304

Waterford/Kilkenny

300

301

329

Wexford

249

276

290

In relation to the statistics provided above, Cork East Garda Division was divided into two separate Divisions in April 1996 – Cork City division with divisional headquarters at Anglesea Street and Cork North division with Fermoy as the divisional headquarters. The two new divisions comprised the following Garda districts which were formerly located within the Cork East division:

Cork City Division

Cork North Division

Anglesea Street

Fermoy

Mayfield

Mallow

Togher

Midleton

Gurranabraher

Cobh