The Garda authorities are responsible for the detailed allocation of resources, including personnel. They have informed me that mobile, both uniform and plain clothes, carry out regular patrols throughout the Dublin metropolitan region.
The region's management places a great emphasis on foot patrols. It is Garda policy to ensure that as many personnel as possible are engaged on foot patrols and as further personnel resources become available, they are assigned to foot patrol duty. In addition, dedicated foot patrols are also in place by way of various operations and initiatives.
Mobile and foot patrols are continually reviewed to ensure that they address the policing needs of an area. They target areas of high crime and where public order issues frequently arise.
Garda management in the Dublin metropolitan region are satisfied that adequate personnel and resources are currently in place to meet policing needs.