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An Garda Síochána

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 9 March 2022

Wednesday, 9 March 2022

Questions (165)

Michael Lowry

Question:

165. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Justice the number of new Garda roads policing unit vehicles that came into the Nenagh Garda district fleet in 2021 and to date in 2022; the number of Garda roads policing unit vehicles that were withdrawn or considered end of life from the fleet during 2021 and to date in 2022, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13219/22]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The Deputy will be aware that under the Garda Síochána Act 2005 (as amended), the Garda Commissioner is responsible for the management and administration of An Garda Síochána. The allocation of Garda resources, including the Garda fleet, is a matter for the Commissioner. As Minister, I have no role in these independent functions. I am assured, however, that Garda management keeps the distribution of resources under continual review in the context of crime trends and policing priorities, to ensure their optimum use. 

I have been informed by the Garda authorities that there have been no Garda roads policing vehicles allocated or removed in the Nenagh Garda District in 2021 and 2022, as of 4 March.

The table below shows the breakdown of the current Garda fleet in the Tipperary Division.

Tipperary Division

Cars

Vans

Motorcycles

4 x 4

Total

CAHIR

16

1

2

1

20

CLONMEL

8

2

0

0

10

NENAGH

10

1

0

0

11

THURLES

16

6

2

1

25

TIPPERARY

6

2

0

0

8

Total

56

12

4

2

74

The Garda authorities further inform me that the purchase and allocation of vehicles is made on the basis of identified operational demands, the availability of resources and is reviewed on a continual basis.

 

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