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An Garda Síochána

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 20 October 2021

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Questions (207)

Sorca Clarke

Question:

207. Deputy Sorca Clarke asked the Minister for Justice the number of Garda civilian staff recruited in each of the years 2018 to 2020 and to date in 2021, by county in tabular form. [51697/21]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As the Deputy will be aware, Garda numbers have increased substantially in recent years, from 12,943 Garda members and 1,999 Garda staff in 2016 to 14,345 Garda members and 3,172 staff at the end of September this year.

I am pleased to note that Budget 2022 commits to the further recruitment of an additional 800 Gardaí next year and to the recruitment of an additional 400 Garda staff.

The below table shows Garda staff recruited from 2018 to date, by each year and by county.

County  / Year

2018

2019

2020

2021

Grand Total

Carlow

4

4

3

 

11

Cavan

1

8

4

6

19

Clare

6

20

9

8

43

Cork

22

56

42

19

139

Donegal

3

14

11

12

40

Dublin

223

508

200

195

1126

Galway

16

38

26

10

90

Kerry

5

11

7

7

30

Kildare

4

11

6

2

23

Kilkenny

17

16

11

 

44

Laois

2

7

5

7

21

Leitrim

1

5

 

1

7

Limerick

11

28

20

13

72

Longford

2

8

2

 

12

Louth

7

15

11

 

33

Mayo

43

49

32

37

161

Meath

21

53

21

14

109

Monaghan

1

13

4

5

23

Offaly

1

3

2

1

7

Roscommon

5

15

3

1

24

Sligo

5

11

8

2

26

Tipperary

47

85

54

24

210

Waterford

10

35

17

18

80

Westmeath

2

14

6

3

25

Wexford

6

12

6

9

33

Wicklow

3

10

9

4

26

Grand Total

468

1049

519

398

2434*

*Figures include open recruitment, internal recruitment and mobility.

It may also be of interest to the Deputy that current and historical data of Garda Staff levels are available on the Department of Justice website at the following address - http://www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/Garda_Staff

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