Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Dismissal of Gárdai.

asked the Minister for Justice if he will state how many members of the Gárda Síochána were dismissed during the years when General O'Duffy was Chief Commissioner, and if he will give, under convenient headings, the causes of such dismissal.

The number of members dismissed from the Gárda Síochána during the period when General O'Duffy was Commissioner was 332. The causes of dismissal with the relevant numbers may be summarised as follows:—

Criminal Offences

39

Desertion

51

Discreditable Conduct

107

Breach of Confidence

9

Intoxication

111

Debt

15