Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (893)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

893. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí who undertook public order commanders tactical advisers and instructors courses in 2018 and to date in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33151/19]

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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 matters, and I, as Minister, have no direct role in the matter.

I am informed by the Commissioner that the number of Gardaí that undertook training in 2018 and to date in 2019 in the courses specified by the Deputy is as follows;

Gardaí that undertook training in 2018 to date in 2019

Public Order Commanders Course

12

Public Order Tactical Advisors Course

10

Public Order Instructors Course

53

The above courses are delivered based on operational demand.

Questions Nos. 894 to 897, inclusive, answered with Question No. 692.