Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Questions (162)

Louise O'Reilly

Question:

162. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of times an on-duty Garda vehicle has been involved in an accident o date in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51962/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I am informed by the Garda authorities that the number of times an on-duty Garda vehicle has been involved in an accident while on duty in 2019 up to and including 30 November is 496.

The following table provided to me by the Garda authorities provides a breakdown of the different incidents involving on-duty Garda vehicles in 2019. The table includes information on ramming incidents and malicious damage, as well as accidents and serves to illustrate the dangers facing members of An Garda Síochána while using vehicles while carrying out their duties in the protection of the safety of citizens.

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Accidents

Ramming

Malicious Damage

Total

2019 (as at 30 November)

424

59

13

496