Thursday, 29 January 2004

Questions (158)

Bernard J. Durkan

Question:

158 Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the number of extra gardaí now available for duty in each of the Dublin divisions as compared with the numbers in June 2002; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2646/04]

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

I have been informed by the Garda authorities which are responsible for the detailed allocation of resources, including personnel, that the personnel strength — all ranks — of each division in the Dublin metropolitan region as at June 2002 and currently is as set out hereunder:

Division

June 2002

26 January 2004

D.M.R. North Central

578

634

D.M.R. South Central

638

679

D.M.R. North

614

575

D.M.R. South

524

535

D.M.R. East

545

518

D.M.R. West

617

624

Total

3,516

3,565