Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Questions (210)

Fiona O'Loughlin


210. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí stationed in Portarlington Garda station; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28418/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

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

Garda management keeps this distribution of resources under continual review in the context of crime trends and policing priorities so as to ensure that the optimum use is made of these resources.

The Garda strength of the Laois/Offaly Division from 2009 to 31 May 2019, as provided by the Commissioner, is available on my Department’s website through the following link.

For more general information on Garda Facts and Figures please see the link below