Thursday, 26 November 2020

Questions (340)

Denise Mitchell

Question:

340. Deputy Denise Mitchell asked the Minister for Justice the number of gardaí by rank attached to the public order unit in DMR north in each of the years 2009 to 2019 and to date in 2020, in tabular form. [39517/20]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I have requested information from the Garda Commissioner in relation to this matter and I will write to the Deputy directly when the information is to hand.

The following deferred reply was received under Standing Order 51. SUBSTANTIVE ANSWER:
I refer to Parliamentary Question 340 for answer on November 26 2020 where you requested the number of Gardaí by rank attached to the Public Order Unit in DMR North in each of the years 2009 to 2019 and to date in 2020, in tabular form.
You will recall that the information could not be obtained in the time available and I undertook to consult with An Garda Síochána and contact you again when the information was available.
The requested information has now been provided to me by An Garda Síochána and accordingly, please note the following;
There is no permanent full time Public Order Unit attached to the DMR North Division. The Public Order Unit in the DMR is drawn from a Regional Resource of personnel who are trained in Public Order and used to respond to appropriate calls and assist policing certain events, throughout the Dublin Metropolitan Region. Hereunder is the number of Gardaí by rank, attached to the Regional Public Order Unit.

YEAR

INSPECTOR

SERGEANT

GARDAÍ

2009

10

71

447

2011

16

105

456

2013

17

63

349

2015

12

74

455

2017

10

70

410

2018

4

37

179

2019

10

80

433

2020

9

55

297

Figures for the years 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016 are unavailable.
I hope this information is of assistance.