Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Questions (245)

Catherine Murphy


245. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of civilian members of An Garda Síochána that were investigated and subsequently suspended who are in receipt of pay; the years in this regard; the number not in receipt of pay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46245/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As the Deputy will appreciate, disciplinary matters within An Garda Síochána are governed by the Garda Síochána Act 2005 and the Garda Síochána (Discipline) Regulations 2007 and are a matter for the Garda Commissioner and not for me as Minister.

I am informed by the Garda Commissioner that 3 Garda staff (civilian) members of An Garda Síochána were investigated and subsequently suspended with pay during the years 2010 to 2019 (to date).

I am advised by the Commissioner that 1 Garda staff member was suspended with pay in 2010. I am further advised that 2 members were suspended with pay in 2018.

I am informed that no Garda staff members were suspended without pay during this period.