Written Answers. - Garda Strength.

Kathleen Lynch


34 Ms Lynch asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the total number of recruits who have graduated from the Garda Training College as full Garda members since 6 June 2002; the total number of gardaí who have retired, resigned or otherwise left the force since 6 June 2002; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17102/03]

I have been informed by the Garda authorities, who are responsible for the detailed allocation of resources including personnel, that since 6 June 2002, 518 recruits have graduated from the Garda College. A total of 463 members (all ranks) have resigned, retired or otherwise left the Garda Síochána since 6 June 2002.