Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Questions (511)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

511. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 501 of 21 January 2014, if the moneys recouped by An Garda Síochána for policing services at various events in 2012 and 2013 related to policing provided by full-time members of An Garda Síochána and members of the Garda Reserve; and, if members of the Garda Reserve were involved in policing events for which money was recouped, to indicate the number of members of the Reserve on duty at these events. [5125/14]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I am informed by the Garda authorities that the functions of Garda Reserve members include certain duties at major events and that the services of members of the Reserve are included in the figures referred to by the Deputy. However, I am further advised that details of the number of Reserve members involved are not readily available and that the provision of this information would require a disproportionate use of Garda resources.