Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (617)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

617. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice the budget allocation to the Garda national drugs and organised crime bureau in 2020 and 2021, in tabular form. [6615/21]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

Under the Garda Síochána Act 2005, the Garda Commissioner is responsible for carrying on and managing the administration and business of the organisation as well as for the allocation of Garda resources, in light of identified operational demands. As Minister, I have no role in those matters.

I am informed by the Garda authorities that the table below details the total expenditure for the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau in the year 2020.

Year

Expenditure

2020

€ 13,214,450

It is envisaged that the budget allocated to the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau for 2021 will be in line with the prior year and will meet all operational requirements.