Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (345, 346)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

345. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the members of An Garda Síochána currently on sick leave; if a breakdown will be provided of the details of sworn members and civilians by county and-or divisions by rank of officer and grade of civilian; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45048/19]

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Catherine Murphy

Question:

346. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the members of An Garda Síochána currently on sick leave due to injury and-or illness that is directly attributed to the day-to-day work of An Garda Síochána; the rank of each garda; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45049/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 345 and 346 together.

The Garda Commissioner has responsibility for managing An Garda Síochána and for the allocation of Garda resources, in light of identified operational demands. This includes responsibility for personnel matters. As Minister I have no direct role in these matters.

I have requested a report from the Garda authorities in relation to the matters raised by the Deputy. I will write directly to the Deputy once I receive it.