Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Questions (151)

Colm Burke

Question:

151. Deputy Colm Burke asked the Minister for Justice the number of disciplinary proceedings taken against individual members of An Garda Síochána in 2018, 2019 and 2020; the number of these cases which are currently pending; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [57862/21]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As the Deputy will be aware, the Garda Commissioner is responsible for the management and administration of An Garda Síochána under the provisions of the Garda Síochána Act 2005 (as amended). The Commissioner is also responsible for the maintenance of Garda discipline under the Garda Discipline Regulations. As Minister, I play no role in these independent functions.

To be of assistance to the Deputy, the Garda authorities have provided me with the following two tables. The first outlines the number of internally generated discipline matters under the Garda Síochána Discipline Regulations and the second outlines the number of discipline matters arising from complaints to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission.

Internal Discipline (matters that originated internally)

Year

Files Opened

Files Still Pending

2018

284

73

2019

291

93

2020

300

114

Total

875

280

GSOC Complaints (matters that originated as a result of GSOC Complaints – Section 94(1), 94(5) and Section 95 Investigations)

Year

File Opened

Files Still Pending

2018

865

1

2019

726

17

2020

666

85

Total

2257

103