Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (680)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

680. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of Garda districts without a Garda Superintendent as of the end of 2013 and to date in 2014. [22771/14]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As the Deputy is already aware, the Garda Commissioner is responsible for the detailed allocation of resources, including personnel, throughout the organisation and I have no direct function in the matter. This allocation of resources is constantly monitored in the context of demographics, crime trends, policing needs and other operational strategies in place on a District, Divisional and Regional level to ensure optimum use is made of Garda resources and the best possible Garda service is provided to the public.

I have however been informed by the Garda Commissioner that the Districts without Superintendents on the 31 December 2013 and on the 31 March 2014, the latest date for which figures are readily available are as set out in the following table:

31 December 2013

Division

District

Donegal

Milford

Galway

Clifden

Limerick

Roxboro Rd.

Roscommon/Longford

Longford

31 March 2014

Division

District

Donegal

Milford

Galway

Clifden

Limerick

Roxboro Rd.

Roscommon/Longford

Longford