I propose to take Questions Nos. 940 to 944, inclusive, together.
As the Deputy will be aware, Section 26 of the Garda Síochána Act 2005 provides that it is the Commissioner who has the responsibility to direct and control An Garda Síochána and to carry on and manage and control generally the administration and business of An Garda Síochána, including by arranging for the recruitment of its members.
An Garda Síochána is governed by the Garda Síochána (Admissions and Appointments) Regulations 2013. The Public Appointments Service (PAS), on behalf of the Garda Commissioner, manages the initial recruitment stages for selection of Garda trainees. The final stages of the recruitment process in which candidates are vetted, and complete a physical competency test and a medical examination, are managed by the Garda Commissioner and as such, I, as Minister, have no direct role in the matter.
I have requested the relevant information from the Commissioner and I will write to the Deputy directly when I receive it.