asked the Minister for Justice the total number of officers and men of the Garda Síochána stationed in Waterford City at present.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Waterford City Garda Personnel.
The total number is 58, made up as follows: 1 Chief Superintendent, 1 Superintendent, 2 Inspectors, 12 Sergeants, 42 Gardaí.
Is the Minister aware that that number is insufficient to police a city of the size of Waterford?
I would not agree that it is insufficient but if the Deputy can give me any evidence that there is need for more police there I shall certainly consider it.
I can give that evidence.
Is it a matter for the Minister or the Commissioner?
I shall pass it on to the Commissioner.