Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Questions (217)

Terence Flanagan

Question:

217. Deputy Terence Flanagan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the cost and the number of extra gardaí that were employed to police the All-Ireland finals this year; if the GAA is billed for the event; the amount of policing costs which is recouped for concerts in general, across the various stadia throughout the country; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41253/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The Garda Commissioner is the Accounting Officer for the Garda Vote. In that context, I am informed by the Garda authorities that details of the Garda non public duty costs associated with the policing of the 2013 All Ireland Finals at Croke Park have not yet been finalised. These costs are met by the GAA.

The table below has been provided by the Garda authorities and it outlines the monies recouped to An Garda Síochána for policing services at various events over the period Jan 2012 to September 2013 :

Category

2012 Monies Received

2013 (Jan – Sept) Monies Received

Sporting Fixtures

1,954,323

596,483

Concerts/Festivals

738,284

112,592

Other Events

1,431,949

719,879

Total

4,124,556

1,428,954