Written Answers. - Garda Deployment.

Brendan Howlin

Question:

537 Mr. Howlin asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the number of gardaí, of all ranks, in each operational Garda Division as of 1 March 2001; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7761/01]

I am informed by the Garda authorities responsible for the detailed allocation of resources and personnel to individual areas, that the manpower strength (all ranks) of each operational Garda Division as at 1 March 2001 is as follows:

Division

Strength

Carlow/Kildare

310

Cavan/Monaghan

384

Clare

231

Cork City

602

Cork North

250

Cork West

246

DMA East

546

Division

Strength

DMA North Central

583

DMA North

585

DMA South Central

748

DMA South

492

DMA West

579

Donegal

432

Galway West

338

Kerry

253

Laois/Offaly

273

Limerick

441

Longford/Westmeath

239

Louth/Meath

537

Mayo

257

Roscommon/Galway East

251

Sligo/Leitrim

264

Tipperary

315

Waterford/Kilkenny

338

Wexford/Wicklow

296

Brendan Howlin

Question:

538 Mr. Howlin asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the number of gardaí of all rank at Enniskerry station, Roundwood station and Blessington station, County Wicklow, as at 1 March 2001; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7762/01]

I am informed by the Garda authorities responsible for the detailed allocation of personnel and resources to individual areas that the manpower strength at Enniskerry, Roundwood and Blessington Garda stations as at 1 March 2001 is as follows:

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Station

Strength

Enniskerry

7

Roundwood

3

Blessington

14

I am further informed that the situation will be kept under review and when additional manpower next becomes available the needs of Enniskerry, Roundwood and Blessington will be fully considered within the overall context of the needs of Garda districts throughout the country.