Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Questions (214)

Jim O'Callaghan


214. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí in each Garda division in the Dublin region who took the mountain bike course in 2016, 2017 and to date in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13037/18]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The Deputy will appreciate that the Garda Commissioner is responsible for managing and controlling generally the administration and business of An Garda Síochána, including by arranging for the training of its members and civilian staff and I, as Minister, have no direct role in the matter.

I am advised by the Commissioner that mountain bike training was not provided in the Dublin Dublin Metropolitan Region, DMR, during 2016 due to competing resource demands. In 2017, more than 200 members of An Garda Síochána successfully completed mountain bike training nationally, of whom 61 successfully completed the training for the DMR. Mountain bike training for 2018 is due to commence in the DMR next week.

A breakdown of the number of Gardaí by Division in the DMR who successfully completed mountain bike training in 2017 for the Deputy's information follows:

 Gardai by Division



DMR East


DMR North


DMR North Central


DMR South


DMR South Central


DMR West