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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 17 May 2016

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Ceisteanna (54)

Jackie Cahill

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54. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of Garda stations and the number of gardaí in each station in County Tipperary on 31 March 2011 and on 31 March 2016; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [10008/16]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

As the Deputy will appreciate, the Garda Commissioner is responsible for the distribution of personnel among the Garda Regions, Divisions, and Districts. Garda management keep this distribution under continuing review taking into account crime trends and policing priorities so as to ensure that the best possible use is made of these resources.

I have been informed by the Garda Commissioner, in summary, that there were 36 stations on 31 March 2011 with 383 members assigned to the Tipperary Division. On 31 March 2016 there were 29 stations in the Tipperary Division with 353 Gardaí assigned across the Division.

As the Deputy will understand, there is a significant amount of information available down to station / sub-district level which he has requested. For ease of reference I have provided a breakdown of the detailed information requested overleaf for the record.

This Government is committed to ensuring a strong and visible police presence throughout the country in order to maintain and strengthen community engagement, provide reassurance to citizens and deter crime. Key to achieving this goal is the commitment in the Programme for Government, "A Programme for a Partnership Government" to continue the ongoing accelerated Garda recruitment programme with a view to increasing Garda numbers to 15,000.

As the Deputy will be aware, since the Garda College reopened in September 2014, a total of 700 Garda trainees have been recruited with a further 450 planned to be recruited during the remainder of this year. So far 395 of the new Garda trainees have attested as members of An Garda Síochána and have been assigned to mainstream uniform duties nationwide. I am informed by the Garda Commissioner that 5 newly attested Gardaí have been assigned to Tipperary Garda Division.

It is expected that a further 300 trainees will attest by the end of this year which, taking account of projected retirements, will bring Garda numbers to around the 13,000 mark.

We must, I believe, endeavour to make more rapid progress than this to reach our target of 15,000 and I will be engaging with my colleague, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, in relation to increasing the planned annual intake this year and in coming years.

Tipperary Division 31 March 2016

District

Station

Total

ARDFINNAN

1

BALLYPOREEN

1

CAHIR

49

CASHEL

12

CLOGHEEN

1

CAHIR

Total

64

CARRICK-ON-SUIR

15

CLONMEL

50

FETHARD

1

KILSHEELAN

1

MULLINAHONE

1

CLONMEL

Total

68

BORRISOKANE

5

CLOUGHJORDAN

1

LORRHA

1

MONEYGALL

1

NENAGH

39

NEWPORT

11

PORTROE

1

ROSCREA

17

TOOMEVARA

1

NENAGH

Total

77

BALLINGARRY SOUTH

1

BORRISOLEIGH

1

KILLENAULE

4

TEMPLEMORE

22

TEMPLETUOHY

1

THURLES

74

THURLES

Total

103

BANSHA

1

CAPPAWHITE

1

GOLDEN

1

TIPPERARY TOWN

38

TIPPERARY TOWN

Total

41

Tipperary Division

Total

353

Tipperary Division 31 March 2011

District

Station

Total

ARDFINNAN

2

BALLYPOREEN

1

CAHIR

43

CASHEL

14

CLOGHEEN

1

NEW INN

1

CAHIR

Total

62

CARRICK-ON-SUIR

15

CLONMEL

53

FETHARD

3

GRANGEMOCKLER

1

KILSHEELAN

1

CLONMEL

Total

73

BORRISOKANE

7

CLOUGHJORDAN

1

LORRHA

1

NENAGH

38

NEWPORT

11

PORTROE

1

TOOMEVARA

2

NENAGH

Total

61

BORRISOLEIGH

2

MONEYGALL

1

MOYNE

1

REARCROSS

1

ROSCREA

19

TEMPLEMORE

39

TEMPLETUOHY

1

TEMPLEMORE

Total

64

BALLINGARRY SOUTH

2

*G.C.V.U.

5

HOLYCROSS

1

KILLENAULE

5

LITTLETON

1

THURLES

73

THURLES

Total

87

BANSHA

1

CAPPAWHITE

1

DUNDRUM

1

EMLY

1

GOLDEN

1

TIPPERARY TOWN

31

TIPPERARY TOWN

Total

36

Tipperary Division

Total

383

*the Garda Central Vetting Unit is not a station

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