Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Questions (113)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

113. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the estimated cost of increasing the number of Garda CCTV cameras in Dublin city centre from 77 to 127; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22934/17]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As the Deputy will appreciate, the Garda Commissioner is primarily responsible for the operation of the Garda CCTV network and I, as Minister, have no direct role in the matter.

I have, however, been informed by the Garda authorities that the estimated capital cost of installing an additional 50 CCTV cameras in Dublin city centre would be of the order of €1,750,000 (excluding VAT). This would include, in addition to the cost of the actual CCTV equipment and monitors, costs associated with matters such as project management and system design, planning permissions, road openings and software licences.