Garda Transport Data

Questions (500)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

500. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to deal with the problems in An Garda Síochána due to the fleet of cars being at an all time low (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9946/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

Decisions in relation to the provision and allocation of Garda vehicles are a matter for the Garda Commissioner in the context of his identified operational demands and in the light of available resources.

The Deputy will be aware that I made an additional €3 million available to An Garda Síochána towards the end of last year enabling the Commissioner to procure a further 171 Garda vehicles. This brought total investment in the Garda fleet in 2012 to €4 million and resulted in a total of 213 new vehicles being procured during the year. The roll out of the most recently purchased transport is on-going and the Deputy can be assured that the vehicles will be deployed as effectively as possible.

In addition, a further allocation of €5 million is being provided for the purchase and fit-out of Garda transport this year. This represents a very considerable financial investment in Garda transport, particularly at a time when the level of funding available across the public sector is severely limited. It is a clear indication of my commitment to ensure that, to the greatest extent possible, An Garda Síochána are provided with sufficient resources to enable them to provide an effective and efficient policing service.

Upward Only Rent Reviews

Questions (501)

Stephen Donnelly

Question:

501. Deputy Stephen S. Donnelly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 568 of 19 February 2013, if he will share the economic analysis of possible policy options in relation to the proposal to abolish upward only rent review clauses in existing leases prepared by the Department of Finance referred to; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9961/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As indicated in my reply to Question No. 568 of 19 February 2013, my Department had available to it an economic analysis of possible policy options in relation to the proposal to abolish upward only rent review clauses in existing leases which had been prepared by the Department of Finance and which formed part of the deliberative process in the context of the Government's consideration of the matter. Given that the document in question was prepared by the Department of Finance, I have asked that Department to consider the Deputy's request for access.

Garda Stations Opening Hours

Questions (502)

Seán Kenny

Question:

502. Deputy Seán Kenny asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the Garda stations in the Dublin region that will have an open day over the next six months; the dates and times of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9998/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I have been informed by the Garda Commissioner, who has responsibility for these matters, that there is one Open Day scheduled to take place in the next six months in the Dublin Metropolitan Region. This Open Day is due to take place at Clondalkin Garda Station on the 29th June 2013, between 2.00pm and 5.00pm.

Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission Issues

Questions (503)

Seán Kenny

Question:

503. Deputy Seán Kenny asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the criteria senior Garda management take when choosing what to charge sporting organisations and so on for policing their events; if the charge is per match, per number of matches or the end of season when Garda management send their bill to cover policing their events; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9999/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The setting of charges for Garda policing services is a function which has been assigned to the Garda Commissioner under section 30 of the Garda Síochána Act 2005. In that context the Commissioner determines the circumstances in which such charges arise and I do not have a role in relation to the matter.

I have been informed by the Garda authorities that where charges arise in connection with policing services provided for an event the cost to the event holder is determined by the number of Garda personnel deployed. The operational policing plan for a particular event is formulated by local Garda operational management and the relevant Garda invoices are issued centrally from the Garda Finance Directorate for specific events.

Garda Transport Provision

Questions (504)

Seán Kenny

Question:

504. Deputy Seán Kenny asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if new garda vehicles were allocated to the R District in 2012; if they were marked or unmarked Garda cars or vans; if this district will be receiving additional vehicles in 2013; if so, when will the district be given the new vehicles; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10000/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

Decisions in relation to the provision and allocation of Garda vehicles are a matter for the Garda Commissioner in the context of his identified operational demands and in the light of available resources. I am advised by the Garda authorities that 2 marked Garda vehicles were allocated to the R District in the Dublin Metropolitan Region North Division in 2012.

The Deputy will be aware that I made an additional €3 million available to An Garda Síochána towards the end of last year, bringing to €4 million the total investment in 2012 and enabling the Force to procure a total of 213 vehicles. The roll out of the most recently acquired vehicles to Garda Divisions throughout the country is ongoing. In that context, I have been informed by the Garda authorities that 3 of these vehicles are being allocated to the Dublin Metropolitan Region North Division.

In addition, a further allocation of €5 million is being provided for the purchase and fit-out of Garda transport this year. The funding will enable An Garda Síochána to obtain a significant number of new vehicles and it is a matter which is under active consideration by Garda authorities. The Deputy can be assured that the vehicles will be deployed as effectively as possible in line with An Garda Síochána's operational requirements.

This represents a very considerable financial investment in Garda transport, particularly at a time when the level of funding available across the public sector is severely limited. It is a clear indication of my commitment to ensure that, to the greatest extent possible, An Garda Síochána are provided with sufficient resources to enable them to provide an effective and efficient policing service.

Immigration Policy

Questions (505)

Maureen O'Sullivan

Question:

505. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality in view of President Obama's proposal to allow 11 million illegal immigrants to move toward a path of citizenship over eight years, if he will consider a similar incentive such as a regularisation scheme to include certain undocumented migrants to move towards citizenship if they comply with a list of requirements; if not, if he will consider other initiatives that seek to relieve the situation that illegality contributes to undocumented migrants here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10032/13]

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Immigration Policy

Questions (506)

Maureen O'Sullivan

Question:

506. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality in terms of a case by case regularisation scheme here what are the requirements set out for an undocumented migrant to gain legality here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10033/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 505 and 506 together.

It is the responsibility of all non EEA nationals who are resident in the State to ensure that they have an appropriate permission from the Minister for Justice and Equality. All States operate immigration controls for well established reasons of public policy, including considerations of an economic nature which in the case of Ireland remains extremely challenging with ongoing high levels of unemployment. There are also considerations based on maintaining the integrity of the Common Travel Area with the UK which must be taken into account.

Legal and illegal migration are two sides of the same coin and a balanced policy needs to facilitate regular migration channels while at the same time take action against immigration abuse. Many people from overseas have made Ireland their home in recent years. In this context it is worth noting that many of the EU citizens who arrived here during times of economic prosperity have chosen to remain notwithstanding the change in economic circumstances. In addition, many individuals have been granted citizenship in recent years. Over the past two years alone, approximately 38,000 individuals have successfully applied for and been successful in their citizenship applications, approximately 13,000 in 2011 and approximately 25,000 in 2012.

Of course, citizenship is not the only means of attaining lawful residence in the State. For example, through an accrual of employment permits an individual may choose to apply for long term residence, or to continue to renew his or her status on an annual basis. Tens of thousands of immigrants have remained on in the State on foot of such provisions.

Clearly, all illegal immigrant cases are not the same and must be dealt with on a case by case basis and on the basis of their individual circumstances. At one end of the scale are those where the person's illegal status is through no fault of their own and indeed my Department has been dealing with cases of this nature on an ongoing basis. However there are also much more egregious instances of immigration abuse, often at considerable expense to the State and it does not follow that such persons should profit from their conduct.

At EU Level, the Member States, in agreeing the European Pact on Immigration and Asylum at the European Council in October 2008 made specific commitments "to use only case-by-case regularisation, rather than generalised regularisation, under national law, for humanitarian or economic reasons". While the Pact is not legally binding, the political commitment among Member States, then and now, is clearly against any form of process that would in any way legitimise the status of those unlawfully present without first examining the merits of their individual cases.

In looking at cases as they arise, among the issues that would be relevant to the outcome would be the circumstances in which the person became undocumented, the length of time they have been in that situation, their prospects of being able to gain lawful employment without being a drain on the financial resources of the State along with the more general considerations applicable to immigration decisions, including any family related rights they may have in the context of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Sometimes case by case consideration will result in a positive outcome for the applicant. However, in other cases this may result in a decision by the Irish authorities, subject to the oversight of our Courts, that the person has to go home. That decision should be respected.

Road Traffic Offences

Questions (507)

Michelle Mulherin

Question:

507. Deputy Michelle Mulherin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of holders of category W driving licences that have been convicted for towing a trailer on a work vehicle or land tractor in each of the years 2010, 2011 and 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10043/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The Garda Síochána Act 2005 makes provision for the compilation and publication of crime statistics by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), as the national statistical agency, and the CSO has established a dedicated unit for this purpose. I have requested the CSO to provide statistics directly to the Deputy.

Drugs Seizures

Questions (508)

David Stanton

Question:

508. Deputy David Stanton asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to parliamentary Question No. 589 of 19 February 2013, the most likely source of the prescription drugs available on the illegal market; the basis on which the values of seizures are calculated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10046/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As indicated in my response to Parliamentary Question No.589 of 19 February 2013, there are a number of ways in which prescription drugs can become available on the illegal market and steps are being taken to address this.

With regard to the further information sought by the Deputy, I am informed by the Garda authorities that the primary sources of prescription drugs being illegally sold in Ireland are as follows - internet based purchases; theft from legitimate industry; importation and distribution by organised criminal gangs and the misuse of prescriptions.

I am further informed that the estimated value of prescription drugs is calculated on the basis of the current market values of these drugs at street level in this jurisdiction. These values are subject to regular review by the Garda National Drugs Unit.

Departmental Bodies

Questions (509)

Niall Collins

Question:

509. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will outline the governance arrangements that are currently in place regarding the operations of the Equality Authority and IHRC and the implications of these for the independent and effective operation of these bodies, in view of the fact that neither body has had a board in place since mid 2012; when the legislation to establish the Human Rights and Equality Commission will be before Dáil Éireann; and when the commission and chief commissioner will be in situ. [10094/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As the Deputy will be aware, the Human Rights Commission and the Equality Authority are currently in the process of merging to form the new Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC). This new streamlined body will be able to more effectively, efficiently and cohesively promote human rights and equality in Ireland.

The drafting of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Bill 2013 is at an advanced stage and I expect I will be in a position to bring this to Cabinet in the near future. Pending my being able to make an announcement in relation to appointments to the new Commission, I can inform the Deputy that the executive of both bodies have put a liaison mechanism in place to ensure the necessary preliminary arrangements for the merger can be progressed on an administrative basis. My Department has no role in this liaison mechanism and the effective operation and independence of IHREC in compliance with the Paris Principles is a key priority for me and not in doubt in the merger process.

Deportation Orders

Questions (510)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

510. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the basis on which a person (details supplied) in County Carlow is being deported when they were employed here for more than five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10099/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The person concerned had her case examined in accordance with the provisions of Section 3(6) of the Immigration Act 1999, (as amended), and Section 5 of the Refugee Act 1996, (as amended) on the prohibition of refoulement. Refoulement was not found to be an issue here. In addition, no issue arises under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice (UN Convention against Torture) Act, 2000. Consideration was also given to private and family rights under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

I am satisfied that the person concerned had her case fairly and comprehensively examined and, therefore, the decision to make a Deportation Order against her is justified. She is therefore illegally present in the State.

A Deportation Order was signed on 17 January 2013. The effect of the Deportation Order is that the person concerned must leave the state and remain thereafter outside the State. The enforcement of the Deportation Order is an operational matter for the Garda National Immigration Bureau.

However, if new information or circumstances have come to light, which have a direct bearing on her case and which have arisen since the original Deportation Order was made, there remains the option of applying to me for revocation of the Deportation Order pursuant to the provisions of Section 3 (11) of the Immigration Act, 1999, as amended. However I wish to make clear that such an application would require substantial grounds to be successful.

Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS by e-mail using the Oireachtas Mail facility which has been specifically established for this purpose. This service enables up to date information on such cases to be obtained without the need to seek information by way of the Parliamentary Questions process. The Deputy may consider using the e-mail service except in cases where the response from the INIS is, in the Deputy’s view, inadequate or too long awaited.

Garda Recruitment

Questions (511)

Robert Dowds

Question:

511. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if there will be any age limit for the recruitment of gardaí when recruitment recommences in 2015, in view of the fact that there has been a moratorium in place for some time; and if so, if it is possible to say at this point what the age limit will be. [10100/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

Recruitment to An Garda Síochána is governed by Statutory Regulations, namely the Garda Síochána (Admission & Appointments) Regulations 1988/2005. The maximum recruitment age is set at 35 years for full time members and there are no plans at this time to increase the upper age limit for recruitment.

Magdalen Laundries

Questions (512)

Sandra McLellan

Question:

512. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if the families of persons who are now deceased but who spent time in the Magdalen laundries will be entitled to claim from the redress board; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10110/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The Government have decided that any scheme introduced will only apply to living persons who were in the institutions. It will not extend to the families of persons now deceased.

Personal Insolvency Act

Questions (513)

Pat Deering

Question:

513. Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason he is proposing a three year bankruptcy law as opposed to the UK Government which is operating on a one year system, resulting in persons choosing to travel there to be declared bankrupt. [10121/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The Personal Insolvency Act 2012 makes provision for the automatic discharge of a bankruptcy, subject to certain conditions, after three years from the date of adjudication. This is a reduction from the previous 12 years discharge period.

I believe that the period of three years for automatic discharge is a reasonable one and represents a balance between the legitimate interests and expectations of creditors and debtors. The period is broadly in line with the European norm in regard to discharge from insolvency. The length of the discharge in other jurisdictions, including the UK, is not a matter over which I have control. However, as I indicated during the Oireachtas debates on the passage of the Personal Insolvency Act, I will keep all matters under review, including this particular issue.

Under the provisions of the EU Regulation on insolvency proceedings of 2000, a company or natural person may apply to a court for the opening of insolvency proceedings in any Member State of the EU. In determining an application for the opening of an insolvency proceeding, the Regulation requires that a court should determine the centre of main interest of the applicant in the context of assuming jurisdiction. It is a matter for the court to satisfy itself that the provisions in its national law in this regard have been observed. For example, the UK Courts can and have refused or revoked insolvency proceedings where an abuse has been detected.

Legal Aid Service Expenditure

Questions (514)

Regina Doherty

Question:

514. Deputy Regina Doherty asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the amount of funding that was given to Free Legal Advice Centres for the periods 2010, 2011 and 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10124/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I wish to inform the Deputy that my Department made available the sum of €98,000 to the Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC) in each of the years 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Sentencing Policy

Questions (515)

Niall Collins

Question:

515. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans for establishing sentencing guidelines; if he intends to set up a sentencing council; the discussions he has held with the LRC on this issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10132/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The Deputy will appreciate that judges are independent in the matter of sentencing, as in other matters concerning the exercise of judicial functions, subject only to the Constitution and the law. In accordance with this principle, the role of the Oireachtas has been to specify in law a maximum penalty and a court, having considered all the circumstances of the case, to impose an appropriate penalty up to that maximum. The court is required to impose a sentence which is proportionate not only to the crime but to the individual offender, in that process identifying where on the sentencing range the particular case should lie and then applying any mitigating factors which may be present.

There are, of course, a small number of situations where statute has created exceptions to this approach most notably by providing for mandatory sentences for murder and presumptive minimum sentences in the case of certain firearms and drug trafficking offences. Except for exceptional circumstances, I am of the view that the Oireachtas should be cautious in prescribing mandatory sentences. An important safeguard rests in the power of the Director of Public Prosecutions to apply to the Court of Criminal Appeal to review a sentence she regards as unduly lenient. The Law Reform Commission is currently examining the law in relation to mandatory sentences and I understand that this work will be completed this year.

It would not be in keeping with the principles of judicial independence for the Executive to impose a Sentencing Council on the Judiciary. For similar reasons, the Deputy may be aware that the Law Reform Commission, after detailed study some years ago, recommended against the introduction of statutory sentencing guidelines but favoured non-statutory sentencing principles. The Superior Courts have developed a substantial body of case law setting out general principles of sentencing. Sentencing practice is also being developed by a steering committee of the judiciary which developed the Irish Sentencing Information System (ISIS) website, a pilot initiative designed to gather information about the range of sentences and other penalties that have been imposed for particular types of offences across court jurisdictions. Information on over 1,000 cases is detailed on the website and I welcome the committee's recent announcement that two JobBridge interns are to be appointed shortly in order to recommence populating the online database with information on sentencing in the criminal courts.

The Deputy may also be aware that the ISIS committee announced they are planning to recommence providing information on sentencing in relation to specific issues in which context an analysis has been published on rape sentencing prepared by the Judicial Researchers Office under the guidance of Mr. Justice Peter Charleton. I understand that seminars are also planned, including one focusing on the work of the Sentencing Council in the UK.

Finally, in September 2012, I announced a strategic review of penal policy. I have established a working group to carry out this review which will examine all aspects of penal policy and I expect the Group to report later this year.

Garda Transport Data

Questions (516)

Mattie McGrath

Question:

516. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 129 of 7 February 2013, of the 31 patrol vehicles allocated to the Tipperary division if he will provide a breakdown by district of the number of these cars that are operated by the traffic corps within their division; the number that are used solely for patrol purposes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10139/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

Decisions in relation to the provision and deployment of Garda transport are matters for the Garda Commissioner. Responsibility for the efficient deployment of official Garda vehicles in each Division is assigned to the Divisional Officer, who may allocate vehicles between stations, as required by operational circumstances.

In that context, I am informed by the Garda authorities that there are currently 31 patrol vehicles allocated to the Tipperary Division. Of these vehicles 3 are currently assigned to the Traffic Corps, 2 of which are attached to the Thurles Garda District and 1 to the Cahir Garda District . The current breakdown of vehicles by District is provided in the following table:

District

Patrol vehicles

Cahir

8

Clonmel

5

Nenagh

4

Templemore

5

Thurles

8

Tipperary

1

Total

31

It should be noted that whilst Garda vehicles may be designated as Traffic Corps vehicles by reason of their livery, all Garda vehicles are required to engage in traffic policing as part of their routine duties.

Departmental Agencies Staff Remuneration

Questions (517, 518)

Thomas Pringle

Question:

517. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will provide details of the payment of bonuses or other performance related payments and or allowances made to the staff of agencies under the aegis of his Department with a yearly breakdown from 2008 outlining the overall amount paid in each year period and the number of staff that received such payments and or allowances. [10169/13]

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Thomas Pringle

Question:

518. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will provide details of payments made to the CEO or equivalent of all agencies under the aegis of his Department including details of any bonuses, pension entitlements or any other remuneration paid to him or her in 2012. [10186/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 517 and 518 together.

The collation of information in respect of each year from 2008 to 2011 would require a disproportionate use of available resources which could not be justified in current circumstances where there are other significant demands on resources. Accordingly the information set out below is in respect of 2012.

In relation to allowances the Deputy will be aware that the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform carried out a review of public service allowances in 2012 and details of allowances reviewed, including those in the Justice Sector, were published by that Department and are available on www.per.gov.ie.

No bonus payments or other performance related payments were made to any staff of my Department or to any staff of its agencies in 2012. Details of remuneration of post holders in the role of Chief Executive Officer or relevant position in 2012 in each of the agencies of the Department of Justice and Equality is set out in the table below.

Name of Body

CEO/Equivalent

Salary scale

2012

Equality Authority

CEO

Assistant Secretary scale

€127,796 - €146,191

Equality Tribunal

Director

Assistant Secretary scale

€127,796 - €146,191

Human Rights Commission

President*

CEO**

€199,000

Assistant Secretary scale

€127,796 - €146,191

Courts Service

CEO

Secretary General

€188,640

Garda Síochána Complaints Board

CEO

Assistant Secretary scale

€127,796 - €146,191

Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC)

Chairperson

Two Commissioners

Garda Deputy Commissioner

€157,000

Assistant Secretary scale

€127,796 - €146,191

An Garda Síochána

Commissioner

Commissioner

€185,000

Insolvency Service of Ireland

Director

Assistant Secretary scale

€127,796 - €146,191

Legal Aid Board

CEO

Assistant Secretary scale

€127,796 - €146,191

National Disability Authority

CEO

Principal Officer Higher scale

€85,957 - €105,429

National Property Services Regulatory Authority

CEO

Principal Officer Higher scale

€85,957 - €105,429

Office of the Data Protection Commissioner

Data Protection Commissioner

Assistant Secretary scale

€127,796 - €146,191

Private Security Authority

CEO

Principal Officer Higher

€85,957 - €105,429 plus director's allowance €11,978

Property Registration Authority

Interim CEO

Deputy Registrar

€93,197 - €113,503 plus acting up allowance €12,000

*The term of office of the President of the Human Rights Commission ended on 31st July 2012

**The position of CEO of the Human Rights Commission became vacant on 30th January 2012

All post holders, with the exception of the former President of the Human Rights Commission and the Chairperson of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC), are members of the relevant civil/public service pension scheme for established or non-established staff. The former President of the Human Rights Commission had no pension entitlements in respect of his position as President. In lieu of membership of a pension scheme payments not exceeding 11% of salary are paid to the Chairperson of GSOC in respect of Personal Retirement Savings Accounts (PRSAs) .

In addition to these posts, there are also a number of other full-time Heads of Office in the Justice and Equality Sector (generally remunerated at salary scales applicable to grades between Principal Officer and Deputy Secretary level) who are responsible for areas such as the Irish Prison Service, the Probation Service, the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service, the Refugee Appeals Tribunal, the Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner, the Forensic Science Laboratory, the Garda Síochána Inspectorate, the Irish Film Classification Office, the State Pathology Service etc.

Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission Issues

Questions (519)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

519. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will report on Garda Operation Light Up; the number of on the spot fines issued; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10211/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I have requested a report from the Garda authorities on the matters raised by the Deputy. I will contact the Deputy directly when the report is to hand.

Garda Reserve

Questions (520)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

520. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of Garda Reserves allocated to each station in the Dublin region; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10212/13]

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I have been informed by the Garda Commissioner that the number of Reserves attached to each Garda Station in the Dublin Metropolitan Region (D.M.R.) on 31 January 2013, the latest date for which all figures are readily available, was as set out in the table hereunder:

Reserve Gardaí @ 31/01/2013

Station

Total

D.M.R.S.C.

Kevin Street

11

Kilmainham

8

Pearse St

30

Harcourt Tce

0

Donnybrook

7

Irishtown

7

Total

63

DMR NC

Store Street

19

Bridewell

14

Fitzgibbon Street

0

Mountjoy

17

Total

50

DMR NORTH

Santry

12

Whitehall

0

Ballymun

13

Raheny

5

Clontarf

2

Howth

4

Coolock

9

Swords

7

Malahide

4

Balbriggan

7

Total

63

DMR EAST

Dun Laoghaire

8

Dalkey

0

Cabinteely

0

Kill-O-Grange

0

Shankill

2

Blackrock

4

Dundrum

3

Stepaside

0

Total

17

DMR SOUTH

Crumlin

7

Sundrive Road

6

Tallaght

12

Rathfarnham

6

Rathmines

7

Terenure

8

Total

46

DMR WEST

Cabra

1

Finglas

15

Blanchardstown

20

Lucan

14

Ronanstown

2

Ballyfermot

2

Clondalkin

4

Rathcoole

0

Total

58

DMR TOTAL

297

Garda Transport Data

Questions (521)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

521. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of Garda community relations vans currently allocated to the Dublin region in 2010, 2011 and 2012; the stations in which they are allocated; if this number will be further increased in 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10213/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

In the time available it has not been possible for the Garda authorities to supply the information requested by the Deputy. I will be in contact with the Deputy when the information is to hand.