Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Ceisteanna (438)

Seán Kenny

Ceist:

438. Deputy Seán Kenny asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he has received any request from the Garda Commissioner to increase the number of horses in the Garda mounted unit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54022/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

The provision and deployment of Garda resources, including specialist units, is a matter for the Garda Commissioner.

In that context, I am advised by the Garda authorities that there are currently 13 horses attached to the Garda Mounted Unit with a further horse undergoing assessment.

The operational requirements of the Garda Mounted Unit are kept under on-going review.

Questions Nos. 439 and 440 answered with Question No. 432.