Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (624)

Darren O'Rourke

Question:

624. Deputy Darren O'Rourke asked the Minister for Justice the age of the trucks attached to the Garda water unit; if there are plans to replace either truck in 2021; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6678/21]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As the Deputy will be aware, the Garda Commissioner is responsible by law for the management of An Garda Síochána, including the deployment of resources. As Minister, I have no responsibility for these matters.

However I am informed by Garda authorities that there are two trucks, listed as 'Others' in the table below, currently assigned to the Garda Water Unit Fleet. These trucks are 15 and 16 years old respectively.

I am further informed that there are no plans to replace trucks allocated to the Water Unit in 2021. The purchase and allocation of vehicles is made on the basis of identified operational demands and the availability of resources.

I am advised by Garda authorities that the allocation of Garda vehicles is monitored and reviewed on a continual basis to ensure the best match with operational requirements.

Garda Water Unit Fleet as on Feb 3rd 2021

Age

Car

Van

Mbikes

4x4

Others

Total

1- 3yrs

0

2

0

2

0

4

3-6yrs

0

0

0

2

0

2

6-10 yrs

0

0

0

0

0

0

Over 10 yrs

0

0

0

1

2

3

Total

0

2

0

5

2

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