Thursday, 5 July 2012

Questions (124)

Thomas P. Broughan


124 Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí by rank that were on duty for the three recent concerts at Croke Park, Dublin 3 in June 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32886/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Justice and Equality)

Croke Park is situated in the Mountjoy Garda sub-District, under the remit of Chief Superintendent, DMR North Central. Meetings with the organisers of these events took place to ensure that appropriate measures were in place for the management of the events and to ensure the safety of patrons attending these events.

For security and operational reasons, it is generally not the policy to disclose the number of personnel on duty at any specific event. Local Garda Management liaise closely with the event-organisers when considering and determining the appropriate deployment of Garda resources at such events, on both public and non-public duties (personnel deployed on non-public duty are paid for by the event organisers, while those deployed on public duties are performing such duty as part of their ordinary tour of duty). Personnel deployed on such duties are regularly monitored to ensure optimal deployment.