Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (763, 766)

Lisa Chambers

Question:

763. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of Garda retirements from each Garda station in County Mayo in each of the years from 2014 to 2018 and to date in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32585/19]

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Lisa Chambers

Question:

766. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of serving gardaí, by rank, on career breaks, unpaid leave or special leave in each Garda station in County Mayo; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32589/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 763 and 766 together.

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 following table shows the number of Gardaí on unpaid leave as at 18/07/2019:

18/07/2019

Ballina

Castlebar

Belmullet

Ballyhaunis

Total

Career Break

1 Garda

1 Garda

2

Unpaid Maternity

1 Garda

1

Shorter Working Year

1 Garda

1 Garda

2

The following table outlines the number of members who retired on a voluntary, compulsory or a cost neutral early retirement basis from each Garda station in the Mayo Division from 2014 to 19th July, 2019.

2014

Rank

Station

Number of Retirees

Garda

BALLYHAUNIS

1

Sergeant

CASTLEBAR

1

Garda

BÉAL AN MHUIRTHEAD

1

Garda

SWINFORD

2

Garda

KILKELLY

1

Garda

KNOCK

1

Garda

WESTPORT

1

Garda

ACHILL SOUND

1

Total

9

2015

Rank

Station

Number of Retirees

Garda

SWINFORD

1

Garda

BALLINA

1

Garda

PARTRY

1

Total

3

2016

Rank

Station

Inspector

CASTLEBAR

1

Sergeant

BALLYHAUNIS

1

Garda

FOXFORD

1

Garda

SWINFORD

1

Garda

BANGOR ERRIS

1

Total

5

2017

Rank

Station

Number of Retirees

Garda

BALLINA

1

Sergeant

CASTLEBAR

1

Garda

BALLYCROY

1

Garda

KILKELLY

1

Total

4

2018

Rank

Station

Number of Retirees

Garda

CASTLEBAR

2

Garda

CROSSMOLINA

1

Garda

BANGOR ERRIS

1

Garda

BONNICONLON

1

Total

5

2019

Rank

Station

Number of Retirees

Garda

CLAREMORRIS

1

2019 Total to date

1

Overall Total from 2014-present

27

For information on the Garda Workforce please see the following link.

www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/Garda_Workforce.

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

www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/An_Garda_Siochana_facts_and_figures.

Questions Nos. 764 and 765 answered with Question No. 692.
Question No. 766 answered with Question No. 763.
Question No. 767 answered with Question No. 707.