Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Questions (316, 317)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

316. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of patrol cars assigned to each Garda station in each Garda division by station; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27588/19]

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Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

317. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of marked and unmarked cars assigned to each Garda station in each Garda division by station; the number of other vehicles by station in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27589/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 316 and 317 together.

The resources provided by Government to An Garda Síochána have reached unprecedented levels, with an allocation for 2019 of €1.76 billion. Very significant capital investment is also being made in An Garda Síochána, including a total of €46 million for investment in the Garda fleet between 2016 and 2021. This continuing investment is intended to ensure that An Garda Síochána can be mobile, visible and responsive on the roads and in the community to prevent and tackle crime.

The Deputy may also wish to be aware that a total of €10 million has been made available for the purchase and fit-out of Garda vehicles in 2019. I understand from the Garda authorities that this allocation will be used for purchase and fit-out of over 300 new vehicles for operational use this year.

As the Deputy will appreciate, in accordance with the Garda Síochána Act 2005 as amended, the Garda Commissioner is responsible for managing and controlling the administration and business of An Garda Síochána. Further, the allocation of Garda resources is a matter for the Commissioner, in light of identified operational demands. This includes responsibility for the allocation of Garda vehicles among the various Garda divisions. As Minister, I have no role in these matters. I am assured, however, that Garda management keeps the distribution of resources under continual review in the context of crime trends and policing priorities so as to ensure their optimum use.

The Garda authorities advise that the following table outlines the number of vehicles assigned to each Garda Division by District, excluding National Units and Garda Headquarters, as of 21 June 2019. For security reasons, a breakdown of marked and unmarked vehicles is not included in the table.

Cars

Vans

Motorbikes

4 x 4

Others

Fleet

DMR EAST DIVISION

40

9

0

1

2

52

BLACKROCK-W DISTRICT

18

1

0

1

1

21

DUNLAOGHAIRE-F DISTRICT

22

8

0

0

1

31

DMR NORTH DIVISION

74

18

0

1

4

97

BALBRIGGAN-Y DISTRICT

9

1

0

0

1

11

BALLYMUN DISTRICT

29

10

0

1

3

43

COOLOCK-R DISTRICT

21

3

0

0

0

24

RAHENY-J DISTRICT

15

4

0

0

0

19

DMR NORTH CENTRAL DIVISION

41

12

0

3

1

57

BRIDEWELL DISTRICT

6

3

0

0

0

9

FITZGIBBON STREET DISTRICT

12

3

0

2

0

17

STORE STREET DISTRICT

23

6

0

1

1

31

DMR SOUTH DIVISION

53

17

0

2

0

72

CRUMLIN-G DISTRICT

18

10

0

0

0

28

TALLAGHT-M DISTRICT

22

5

0

1

0

28

TERENURE-P DISTRICT

13

2

0

1

0

16

DMR SOUTH CENTRAL DIVISION

41

14

0

0

2

57

DONNYBROOK-E DISTRICT

11

6

0

0

0

17

KEVIN STREET-A DISTRICT

22

4

0

0

1

27

PEARSE STREET-B DISTRICT

8

4

0

0

1

13

DMR TRAFFIC DIVISION

17

1

48

4

3

73

DMR TRAFFIC-DUBLIN CASTLE DISTRICT

17

1

48

4

3

73

DMR WEST DIVISION

61

13

0

0

9

83

BLANCHARDSTOWN-K DISTRICT

33

6

0

0

2

41

CLONDALKIN-L DISTRICT

14

5

0

0

0

19

LUCAN-Q DISTRICT

14

2

0

0

7

23

KILDARE DIVISION

38

12

1

3

3

57

KILDARE DISTRICT

16

5

0

2

1

24

LEIXLIP DISTRICT

10

2

0

0

0

12

NAAS DISTRICT

12

5

1

1

2

21

LAOIS-OFFALY DIVISION

36

13

2

1

4

56

BIRR DISTRICT

5

2

0

0

0

7

PORTLAOISE DISTRICT

21

6

2

1

3

33

TULLAMORE DISTRICT

10

5

0

0

1

16

MEATH DIVISION

42

12

1

1

0

56

ASHBOURNE DISTRICT

16

4

1

1

0

22

KELLS DISTRICT

7

2

0

0

0

9

NAVAN DISTRICT

11

5

0

0

0

16

TRIM DISTRICT

8

1

0

0

0

9

WESTMEATH DIVISION

45

15

3

3

7

73

ATHLONE DISTRICT

12

2

1

1

1

17

MULLINGAR DISTRICT

33

13

2

2

6

56

WICKLOW DIVISION

41

10

1

5

2

59

BALTINGLASS DISTRICT

10

2

0

1

0

13

BRAY DISTRICT

19

4

1

1

1

26

WICKLOW DISTRICT

12

4

0

3

1

20

CAVAN-MONAGHAN DIVISION

38

14

2

1

3

58

BAILIEBORO DISTRICT

9

2

0

0

0

11

CARRICKMACROSS DISTRICT

7

2

0

1

0

10

CAVAN DISTRICT

14

4

1

0

1

20

MONAGHAN DISTRICT

8

6

1

0

2

17

DONEGAL DIVISION

46

14

3

3

2

68

BALLYSHANNON DISTRICT

14

4

0

2

1

21

BUNCRANA DISTRICT

8

2

2

0

0

12

LETTERKENNY DISTRICT

17

6

1

0

1

25

MILFORD DISTRICT

7

2

0

1

0

10

LOUTH DIVISION

32

9

2

3

4

50

ARDEE DISTRICT

4

3

0

0

0

7

DROGHEDA DISTRICT

11

1

2

1

2

17

DUNDALK DISTRICT

17

5

0

2

2

26

SLIGO-LEITRIM DIVISION

35

13

2

0

1

51

BALLYMOTE DISTRICT

6

2

0

0

0

8

LEITRIM DISTRICT

11

4

1

0

0

16

SLIGO DISTRICT

18

7

1

0

1

27

KILKENNY/CARLOW DIVISION

53

18

1

2

7

81

CARLOW DISTRICT

12

5

1

1

0

19

KILKENNY DISTRICT

26

8

0

1

4

39

THOMASTOWN DISTRICT

15

5

0

0

3

23

TIPPERARY DIVISION

45

13

2

4

1

65

CAHIR DISTRICT

13

2

0

2

1

18

CLONMEL DISTRICT

7

2

0

0

0

9

NENAGH DISTRICT

8

2

0

1

0

11

THURLES DISTRICT

13

5

2

1

0

21

TIPPERARY DISTRICT

4

2

0

0

0

6

WATERFORD DIVISION

41

14

3

4

3

65

DUNGARVAN DISTRICT

14

2

0

0

0

16

TRAMORE DISTRICT

9

1

1

1

0

12

WATERFORD DISTRICT

18

11

2

3

3

37

WEXFORD DIVISION

46

11

1

2

1

61

ENNISCORTHY DISTRICT

21

2

1

1

0

25

NEW ROSS DISTRICT

7

2

0

0

0

9

WEXFORD DISTRICT

18

7

0

1

1

27

CORK CITY DIVISION

86

21

8

3

9

127

ANGELSEA STREET DISTRICT

54

14

7

3

4

82

GURRANABRAHER DISTRICT

11

1

0

0

1

13

MAYFIELD DISTRICT

8

4

1

0

4

17

TOGHER DISTRICT

13

2

0

0

0

15

CORK NORTH DIVISION

35

12

2

0

1

50

FERMOY DISTRICT

11

3

0

0

1

15

MALLOW DISTRICT

11

4

1

0

0

16

MIDLETON DISTRICT

13

5

1

0

0

19

CORK WEST DIVISION

42

12

1

2

2

59

BANDON DISTRICT

15

6

1

0

2

24

BANTRY DISTRICT

6

3

0

0

0

9

CLONAKILTY DISTRICT

6

1

0

0

0

7

MACROOM DISTRICT

15

2

0

2

0

19

KERRY DIVISION

37

11

3

1

2

54

KILLARNEY DISTRICT

10

3

0

0

0

13

LISTOWEL DISTRICT

8

2

0

0

0

10

TRALEE DISTRICT

19

6

3

1

2

31

LIMERICK DIVISION

56

16

3

3

5

83

BRUFF DISTRICT

4

2

0

0

0

6

HENRY STREET LIMERICK DISTRICT

32

10

3

3

3

51

NEWCASTLEWEST DISTRICT

12

2

0

0

0

14

ROXBORO ROAD DISTRICT

8

2

0

0

2

12

CLARE DIVISION

36

13

2

1

1

53

ENNIS DISTRICT

25

10

2

0

1

38

KILRUSH DISTRICT

11

3

0

1

0

15

GALWAY DIVISION

65

23

6

3

5

102

BALLINASLOE DISTRICT

6

1

0

0

0

7

CLIFDEN DISTRICT

5

2

0

0

0

7

GALWAY DISTRICT

27

13

4

3

4

51

LOUGHREA DISTRICT

9

3

0

0

0

12

SALTHILL DISTRICT

8

2

0

0

0

10

TUAM DISTRICT

10

2

2

0

1

15

MAYO DIVISION

33

12

1

2

2

50

BALLINA DISTRICT

7

4

0

0

0

11

BELMULLET DISTRICT

2

1

0

0

0

3

CASTLEBAR DISTRICT

8

3

1

0

1

13

CLAREMORRIS DISTRICT

11

2

0

2

1

16

WESTPORT DISTRICT

5

2

0

0

0

7

ROSCOMMON-LONGFORD DIVISION

39

13

3

0

4

59

CASTLEREA DISTRICT

12

4

0

0

3

19

GRANARD DISTRICT

3

2

0

0

0

5

LONGFORD DISTRICT

14

2

1

0

0

17

ROSCOMMON DISTRICT

10

5

2

0

1

18