Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Strength of Garda in Dublin.

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asked the Minister for Justice the numbers of gardaí available for duty in the Dublin area; and whether this number is up to the required strength.

The approved strength of the Garda Síochána in the Dublin Metropolitan Area is 2,185, the highest for many years. The number at present available for duty, including men on temporary transfer, is slightly higher than the approved strength.