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An Garda Síochána

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 23 June 2022

Thursday, 23 June 2022

Questions (390)

Michael Ring


390. Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Justice the number of gardaí who are presently on suspension for more than three months and more than a year; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [33328/22]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As the Deputy will appreciate, disciplinary matters within An Garda Síochána are governed by the Garda Síochána Act 2005 (as amended) and the Garda Síochána (Discipline) Regulations 2007, as amended by the Garda Síochána (Discipline) (Amendment) Regulations 2011, and are a matter for the Garda Commissioner. As Minister, I have no role in these independent functions.

However, I am informed by the Garda authorities that the table below sets out the number of Gardaí who are presently on suspension more than three months and more than a year as requested by the Deputy. 

The number of Gardaí currently suspended for more than 3 months (Suspensions before 20/3/2022)



Currently suspended for more than a year

(Suspended on or before 20/06/2021)



(the figure provided for those Gardaí suspended for more than three months is inclusive of the figure for more than one year)