Tuesday, 19 October 2004

Questions (337)

John Deasy

Question:

476 Mr. Deasy asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the strength of the Garda Síochána; and the number of members in each rank that have retired since 2001. [25345/04]

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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 the Garda Síochána as at 15 October 2004 was 12,117, all ranks. The number and rank of gardaí who have left the Garda Síochána due to ill health, retirement, death, dismissal or otherwise in each of the years 2001, 2002, 2003 and to 15 October 2004 is set out as follows:

Rank

2001

2002

2003

15/10/04

Commissioner

0

0

1

0

Assistant Commissioner

3

0

1

0

Chief Superintendent

1

6

4

7

Superintendent

8

17

9

9

Inspector

8

18

8

6

Sergeant

59

86

64

71

Garda

243

279

330

296

Total

322

406

417

389