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An Garda Síochána

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 17 May 2022

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Questions (589)

Pa Daly

Question:

589. Deputy Pa Daly asked the Minister for Justice the number and corresponding percentage of members of An Garda Síochána who have a moderate and-or strong competency in spoken Irish by Gaeltacht area in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24213/22]

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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 and administration of An Garda Síochána. As Minister, I have no role in the matter.

I am advised by the Garda authorities that the personnel strength of An Garda Síochána as of 30 April 2022 is 14,294. I am informed that of these members, 1,469 (10.27%) have declared competency in Irish with 111 declaring as native Irish speakers (0.77%). I am further informed that 526 members competent in Irish and 49 native Irish speakers are based in Gaeltacht areas as outlined in the tables below.

Stations located in or near Gaeltacht areas have been placed in bold text.

Cork City

Total

Irish Speaker

ANGLESEA STREET

276

35 + 3 Native

BLACKROCK

16

2

BRIDEWELL

36

1

COMMAND & CONTROL

24

4

BLARNEY

14

1

CARRIG NA BHFEAR

1

GURRANABRAHER

58

2

GLANMIRE

24

7

MALLOW ROAD

1

MAYFIELD

59

5 + 2 Native

WATERCOURSE ROAD

33

4

BALLINCOLLIG

55

5

BISHOPSTOWN

12

2

CARRIGALINE

20

2

CROSSHAVEN

2

DOUGLAS

30

2 + 1Native

PASSAGE WEST

2

TOGHER

64

10

Total

727

88

Cork West

Total

Irish speaker

BALLINEEN

2

BALLINHASSIG

2

BALLINSPITTLE

1

BANDON

79

8 + 2 Native

INNISHANNON

1

KILBRITTAIN

1

KINSALE

17

4

TIMOLEAGUE

1

BANTRY

39

4 + 1 Native

CASTLETOWNBERE

7

1

DRIMOLEAGUE

1

DURRUS

1

GLENGARRIFF

1

1

SCHULL

4

BALTIMORE

1

1

CLONAKILTY

33

2 + 2 Native

DUNMANWAY

18

2

ROSSCARBERY

1

SKIBBEREEN

10

3

BAILE BHUIRNE

1

BÉAL ÁTHA AN GHAORTHA

2

BOHERBUE

1

COACHFORD

2

CROOKSTOWN

13

2

MACROOM

38

6

MILLSTREET

15

1

RATHMORE

1

STUAKE

1

TARELTON

1

Total

295

40

Donegal

Total

Irish speaker

AN CHARRAIG

2

ARD AN RÁTHA

2

1

BALLINTRA

1

BALLYSHANNON

55

6 +1 Native

BUNDORAN

4

DONEGAL TOWN

27

4 + 1 Native

MOUNTCHARLES

1

NA CEALLA BEAGA

7

4

NA GLEANNTA

10

3

PETTIGO

1

BUNCRANA

63

6 + 1Native

BURNFOOT

3

CARNDONAGH

10

2

MOVILLE

4

1

MUFF

2

BALLYBOFEY

25

3

CARRIGANS

3

CASTLEFIN

3

1

CONVOY

4

LETTERKENNY

132

28 + 5 Native

LIFFORD

12

1

NEWTOWNCUNNINGHAM

5

RAPHOE

5

AN BUN BEAG

10

7 + 1Native

AN CLOCHÁN LIATH

7

2

AN CRAOSLACH

1

1

AN FÁL CARRACH

9

6

CARRAIG AIRT

1

1

DÚN FIONNACHAID

1

1

KERRYKEEL

1

KILMACRENNAN

1

1

MILFORD

34

6

Total

446

94

Galway

Total

Irish Speaker

AHASCRAGH

1

1

BALLINASLOE

40

1

BALLYGAR

1

CREGGS

1

KILCONNELL

1

MOUNT BELLEW

5

1

MOYLOUGH

1

AN MÁM

2

2

CARNA

1

1 Native

CLIFDEN

26

7

CLOCH NA RÓN

1

1

LETTERFRACK

1

ATHENRY

6

1

GAILLIMH

152

42 + 3 Native

LOUGH GEORGE

2

1

MONIVEA

1

NW REGION HQ

107

42 + 1 Native

NWRHQ Garda Station

11

2

ÓRÁN MÓR

18

10

CRAUGHWELL

3

1

EYRECOURT

1

GORT

25

3

KILLIMOR

1

1

KILRICKLE

1

KINVARA

1

LOUGHREA

39

7

PORTUMNA

7

2

WOODFORD

1

Command & Control NWRHQ

28

3

AN CHEATHRÚ RUA

5

1 + 3 Native

AN SPIDÉAL

2

1 Native

CILL RÓNÁIN

3

3

INDREABHÁN

1

1

LEITIR MÓIR

1

MAIGH CUILINN

1

1

ROS MUC

1

1

SALTHILL

49

16 + 2 Native

UACHTARARD

3

1 Native

BARNADERG

1

COROFIN

1

DUNMORE

3

GLENAMADDY

1

HEADFORD

2

MILLTOWN

1

TUAM

52

8

WILLIAMSTOWN

1

Total

613

171

Kerry

Total

Irish speaker

BARRADUFF

1

CAHERCIVEEN

15

1 + 1 Native

GLENBEIGH

1

KENMARE

12

2

KILLARNEY

66

13 + 1 Native

KILLORGLIN

13

5

PORTMAGEE

1

1

SNEEM

1

1

WATERVILLE

1

1

BALLYBUNION

7

1

BALLYDUFF

1

BALLYHEIGUE

1

KNOCKNAGOSHALL

1

1

LISTOWEL

43

8

LIXNAW

1

TARBERT

2

AN DAINGEAN

12

6

ANNASCAUL

1

ARDFERT

2

BAILE AN FHEIRTÉARAIG

1

CASTLEGREGORY

2

1 Native

CASTLEISLAND

38

5

CASTLEMAINE

1

FARRANFORE

2

TRALEE

126

14 + 4 Native

Total

352

66

Mayo

Total

Irish Speaker

BALLINA

57

7

BONNICONLON

1

CROSSMOLINA

3

FOXFORD

3

KILLALA

2

BALLYCROY

2

1 Native

BANGOR ERRIS

2

BÉAL AN MHUIRTHEAD

29

5

GLEANN NA MUAIDHE

1

1

BALLA

3

CASTLEBAR

67

6 + 1 Native

PARTRY

2

1

BALLINDINE

1

BALLINROBE

8

2

BALLYHAUNIS

10

CHARLESTOWN

2

CLAREMORRIS

40

6

CONG

1

KILKELLY

8

KILMAINE

2

1

KILTIMAGH

1

KNOCK

1

SHRULE

1

SWINFORD

37

5 + 2 Native

ACHILL SOUND

5

2

KEEL

2

2

LOUISBURGH

3

NEWPORT

4

1

WESTPORT

26

2

Total

324

45

Meath

Total

Irish Speaker

ASHBOURNE

68

6

DULEEK

5

DUNBOYNE

9

DUNSHAUGHLIN

24

2 + 1 Native

LAYTOWN

18

6

BAILE ÁTHA BUÍ

2

KELLS

39

1

OLDCASTLE

3

1

NAVAN

95

10 + 2 Native

NOBBER

3

SLANE

8

BALLIVOR

1

ENFIELD

3

LONGWOOD

1

SUMMERHILL

2

TRIM

49

6

Total

330

35

Waterford

Total

Irish Speaker

AGLISH

1

AN RINN

1

1

ARDMORE

1

BALLYMACARBERRY

1

1

CAPPOQUIN

2

DUNGARVAN

53

1 + 1 Native

LISMORE

3

TALLOW

2

KILMACTHOMAS

11

2

PORTLAW

1

TRAMORE

43

5

DUNMORE EAST

2

FERRYBANK

3

PASSAGE EAST

1

WATERFORD

228

21 + 1 Native

COMMAND & CONTROL

27

3

Total

380

36

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