Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (862)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Question:

862. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of Garda Reserve members in the Dublin metro south central division by division, district and subdistrict in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [33036/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The Garda Reserve strength in the Dublin Metropolitan Region (DMR) South Central Region for each of the years from 2009 to 31 May 2019, as provided by the Garda Commissioner, is outlined in the table below. I am informed that as of 31 May 2019, there were 32 Garda Reserves assigned to the DMR South Central Division.

D.M.R.S.C.

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Kevin Street

6

8

7

11

15

17

13

6

6

5

5

Kilmainham

4

5

7

8

8

9

7

5

5

5

5

Pearse St

19

18

24

31

39

36

31

25

15

13

13

Harcourt Tce

0

3

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Donnybrook

4

4

7

7

8

10

8

6

5

4

4

Irishtown

1

1

4

7

7

8

7

6

6

6

5

Total

34

39

54

64

77

80

66

48

37

33

32

I am informed by An Garda Síochána that a class of approximately 100 Garda Reserve recruits commenced training on 23/24 March 2019 at the Garda College, Templemore. This is a positive development and delivers on the target set out under 'A Policing Service for the Future', the implementation plan for the Report of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland.

An Garda Síochána is currently conducting a strategic review of the Garda Reserve to inform future decisions around the use of the Reserve. This approach is also in line with the recommendation in the Report of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland. The Strategy is expected to be concluded shortly and will inform the development of a Reserve recruitment drive by the end of 2019.

Question No. 863 answered with Question No. 709.