Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Questions (608)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

608. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice the number of car driving and motorcycle instructors' courses that were held in either the Garda Training College or Garda headquarters in 2018 and 2019, in tabular form. [34849/20]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As the Deputy will appreciate, it is the Garda Commissioner who is responsible for carrying on and managing and controlling generally the administration and business of An Garda Síochána including by arranging for the training of the members and civilian staff of An Garda Síochána and I, as Minister, have no direct role in the matter.

I am informed by the Commissioner that the frequency of those specialised instructor courses is governed by the operational requirements of An Garda Síochána. In this regard, I am further informed that there were no Car Driving or Motorcycle Instructors Courses held at either the Garda College or Garda Headquarters in 2018 and 2019.