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.