Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (755)

Richard Bruton

Question:

877 Mr. R. Bruton asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the manpower, squad cars and motor cycle resources available to five Garda stations (details supplied); and how they have increased over the past five years. [1486/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform)

I have been informed by the Garda authorities who are responsible for the detailed allocation of resources including personnel that, the personnel strength of Coolock, Santry, Raheny, Clontarf and Whitehall Garda stations as at 31 December each year for the past five years and currently is as set out in the following table.

Station

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

21/1/04

Coolock

93

89

85

84

87

86

Santry

78

77

83

91

105

104

Raheny

61

63

61

64

60

59

Clontarf

56

56

60

64

62

62

Whitehall

38

43

40

40

40

40

Details of official vehicles attached to these stations, over the past five years, are as set out in the following table. Official vehicles attached to the Garda water unit based at Santry are not included in this list as these vehicles are a national resource rather than a divisional resource.

Station

Year End

Cars

Vans

Bikes

4x4

Total

Coolock

31/12/03

6

2

0

0

8

31/12/02

7

2

1

0

10

31/12/01

7

2

2

0

11

31/12/00

5

3

2

0

10

31/12/99

8

3

3

0

14

Santry

31/12/03

17

9

8

1

35

31/12/02

18

8

8

1

35

31/12/01

16

8

8

1

33

31/12/00

14

8

9

2

33

31/12/99

15

8

3

2

28

Raheny

31/12/03

5

1

0

0

6

31/12/02

5

1

0

0

6

31/12/01

4

1

0

0

5

31/12/00

4

1

0

0

5

31/12/99

5

1

1

0

7

Clontarf

31/12/03

6

1

0

0

7

31/12/02

5

2

0

0

7

31/12/01

6

2

0

0

8

31/12/00

5

2

0

0

7

31/12/99

5

2

1

0

8

Whitehall

31/12/03

4

0

0

0

4

31/12/02

3

0

0

0

3

31/12/01

3

0

0

0

3

31/12/00

3

0

0

0

3

31/12/99

3

0

1

0

4

I have been further informed by the Garda authorities that all official motorcycles for the Dublin metropolitan region, northern division are now based at the divisional headquarters station in Santry. These motorcycles patrol all districts in this division.