Wednesday, 4 February 2004

Ceisteanna (207, 208, 209, 210)

Cecilia Keaveney

Ceist:

298 Cecilia Keaveney asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if gardaí at all ranks who have retired or ceased duties in the Buncrana district have been replaced in the past three months; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3273/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform)

I have been informed by the Garda authorities who are responsible for the detailed allocation of resources, including personnel, that one member of the Garda Síochána has retired from the Buncrana district since 1 October 2003. To date, this member has not been replaced.

The Buncrana district is in the Donegal division.

Garda management will continue to appraise the policing and administrative strategy employed in the Buncrana district and Donegal division with a view to ensuring an effective Garda service is maintained.

The situation will be kept under review and when additional personnel next become available the needs of the Buncrana district will be fully considered within the context of the overall needs of Garda divisions throughout the country.

Seán Ryan

Ceist:

299 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the breakdown of the number of gardaí designated for Malahide Garda station, County Dublin, in each of the years 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003, in view of the increase in the population and the demands from the community; and the proposals he has to increase the numbers. [3333/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

I have been informed by the Garda authorities that the personnel strength, all ranks, of Malahide Garda station at 1 January 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 is as set out hereunder:

Year

Strength

1995

40

2000

39

2001

44

2002

43

2003

43

The situation will be kept under review and when additional personnel next become available, the needs of Malahide Garda station will be fully considered within the overall context of the needs of Garda stations throughout the country.

Seán Ryan

Ceist:

300 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the breakdown of the number of gardaí designated for Swords Garda station, County Dublin, in each of the years 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003, in view of the increase in the population and the demands from the community; and the proposals he has to increase the numbers. [3334/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

I have been informed by the Garda authorities that the personnel strength, all ranks, of Swords Garda station at 1 January 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 is as set out hereunder:

Year

Strength

1995

45

2000

49

2001

52

2002

54

2003

57

The situation will be kept under review and when additional personnel next become available the needs of Swords Garda station will be fully considered within the overall context of the needs of Garda stations throughout the country.

Seán Ryan

Ceist:

301 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the breakdown of the number of gardaí designated for Balbriggan Garda station, County Dublin, in each of the years 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003, in view of the increase in the population and the demands from the community; and the proposals he has to increase the numbers. [3335/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

I have been informed by the Garda authorities that the personnel strength, all ranks, of Balbriggan Garda station at 1 January 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 is as set out hereunder:

Year

Strength

1995

31

2000

32

2001

32

2002

32

2003

35

The situation will be kept under review and when additional personnel next become available, the needs of Balbriggan Garda station will be fully considered within the overall context of the needs of Garda stations throughout the country.