Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Questions (227)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

227. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of non-civilian Garda staff forced to retire due to injury sustained in the performance of official duties in the past ten years to date; the number of civilian Garda staff forced to retire due to injury sustained in the performance of official duties the past ten years to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51648/18]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

 As the Deputy will appreciate, the Garda Commissioner is responsible for managing An Garda Síochána including personnel matters, and I as Minister have no direct role in the matter.

I am informed by the Commissioner that the specific information requested by the Deputy is not readily available and would take a disproportionate amount of staff time and resources to collate and verify. 

I am however, advised by the Garda Commissioner that as of 6 December 2018, 82 Garda members left the force due to medical discharge and 47 Garda staff retired on grounds of ill health over the previous ten years.