Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Ceisteanna (321)

Eamon Scanlon

Ceist:

321. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of Garda stations that have been closed in each of the years 2012 to 2017 and to date in 2018, by location; the number of Garda stations open in counties Sligo, Leitrim, Donegal and Roscommon; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9495/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

The Deputy will be aware that, during 2011 and 2012, An Garda Síochána completed a comprehensive review of its district and station network. The objective of this review was to identify opportunities to introduce strategic reforms to enhance service delivery, increase efficiency and streamline practices within the organisation.

The review concluded that a revised district and station network commensurate with the organisation’s resource base would best meet public demand.

In the case of certain stations, many of which were only open part-time and manned by a single Garda, the review determined that resources could be better deployed and more effectively used on the front line if those stations no longer had to be staffed and maintained.

In reaching these conclusions, Garda management reviewed all aspects of the Garda Síochána policing model, including the deployment of personnel, the utilisation of modern technologies and the overall operation of Garda stations.

As a result, the Garda District and Station Rationalisation Programme was implemented in 2012 and 2013.

This was reflected in An Garda Síochána’s Policing Plans for 2012 and 2013 which set out the details of the closure of 39 Garda stations in 2012 and 100 Garda stations in 2013 and the amalgamation of twenty eight Garda districts to fourteen enlarged Garda districts.

I have been informed by the Garda authorities that the closures allowed front line Garda to be managed and deployed with greater mobility, greater flexibility and in a more focused fashion particularly with regard to various targeted police operations. As a result of the Programme, communities have benefited from increased Garda visibility and increased patrolling hours which has enabled An Garda Síochána to deliver an improved policing service to the public.

The stations closed under the 2012 and 2013 Policing Plans are set out below:

No.

Garda Station

County

No.

Garda Station

County

1

Abbeydorney

Kerry

71

Glenville

Cork

2

Aclare

Sligo

72

Goleen

Cork

3

Adrigole

Cork

73

Grangemockler

Tipperary

4

An Clochán

Kerry

74

Harcourt Terrace

Dublin

5

Annagaire

Donegal

75

Hollymount

Mayo

6

Ardagh

Longford

76

Hollywood

Wicklow

7

Baldwinstown

Wexford

77

Inagh

Clare

8

Ballacolla

Laois

78

Inchigeela

Cork

9

Ballinahowan

Westmeath

79

Inistioge

Kilkenny

10

Ballinakill

Laois

80

Johnstown

Kilkenny

11

Ballinalee

Longford

81

Keshcarrigan

Leitrim

12

Ballinderry

Tipperary

82

Kilchreest

Galway

13

Ballinskelligs

Kerry

83

Kilcolgan

Galway

14

Ballinspittle

Cork

84

Kilconly

Galway

15

Ballintubber

Roscommon

85

Kilfinnane

Limerick

16

Ballinure

Tipperary

86

Kilgarvan

Kerry

17

Ballycastle

Mayo

87

Kill

Kildare

18

Ballyduff

Waterford

88

Kill O The Grange

Dublin

19

Ballyfarnon

Roscommon

89

Kilmeedy

Limerick

20

Ballyfeard

Cork

90

Kilmessan

Meath

21

Ballyforan

Roscommon

91

*Lisseycasey

Clare

22

Ballyglass

Mayo

92

Kiltealy

Wexford

23

Ballygurteen

Cork

93

Kiltullagh

Galway

24

Ballylongford

Kerry

94

Kiltyclogher

Leitrim

25

Ballymoe

Galway

95

Knockcroghery

Roscommon

26

Ballymore Eustace

Kildare

96

Knocknagree

Cork

27

Ballyragget

Kilkenny

97

Labasheeda

Clare

28

Ballytore

Kildare

98

Lahardane

Mayo

29

Ballyvary

Mayo

99

Lahinch

Clare

30

Ballywilliam

Wexford

100

Lauragh

Kerry

31

Barrack Street

Cork

101

Leenane

Galway

32

Bawnboy

Cavan

102

Leighlinbridge

Carlow

33

Beaufort

Kerry

103

Loughlynn

Roscommon

34

Bellacorick

Mayo

104

Malin

Donegal

35

Blacksod

Mayo

105

Mallow Road

Cork

36

Broadford

Clare

106

Mary Street

Limerick

37

Brosna

Kerry

107

McCurtain St

Cork

38

Bunnanadden

Sligo

108

Meelin

Cork

39

Camp

Kerry

109

Menlough

Galway

40

Carrigaholt

Clare

110

Mountshannon

Clare

41

Castletown Conyers

Limerick

111

Moyvane

Kerry

42

Castletown Geoghegan

Westmeath

112

Mulranny

Mayo

43

Castletownsend

Cork

113

Na Brocacha / Cloghan

Donegal

44

Church Hill (Min an Lábain)

Donegal

115

New Inn

Galway

45

Cliffoney

Sligo

114

New Inn

Tipperary

46

Clontibret

Monaghan

116

Newbliss

Monaghan

47

Cloone

Leitrim

117

Newtowncashel

Longford

48

Cootehall

Roscommon

118

Quin

Clare

49

Corrandulla

Galway

119

Rathduff

Cork

50

Corrinshigagh

Monaghan

120

Rathowen

Westmeath

51

Crossakiel

Meath

121

Rearcross

Tipperary

52

Culdaff

Donegal

122

Redhills

Cavan

53

Dalkey

Dublin

123

Rush

Dublin

54

Donard

Wicklow

124

Shanaglish

Galway

55

Doochary

Donegal

125

Shanagolden

Limerick

56

Doon

Limerick

126

Shannonbridge

Offaly

57

Doonbeg

Clare

127

Shantonagh

Monaghan

58

Dromahair

Leitrim

128

Smithborough

Monaghan

59

Dromod

Leitrim

129

Stepaside

Dublin

60

Drumkeeran

Leitrim

130

Stradbally

Waterford

61

Dundrum

Tipperary

131

Stradone

Cavan

62

Dunkineely

Donegal

132

Tarmonbarry

Roscommon

63

Easkey

Sligo

133

Terryglass

Tipperary

64

Fenit

Kerry

134

Tourmakeady

Mayo

65

Finea

Cavan

135

Tournafolla

Limerick

66

Galbally

Limerick

136

Tullyvin

Cavan

67

Geashill

Offaly

137

Tynagh

Galway

68

Gleann Cholm Cille

Donegal

138

Valentia Island

Kerry

69

Glenfarne

Leitrim

139

Whitehall

Dublin

70

Glenisland

Mayo

*With regard to Lisseycasey Garda station (No. 91), it should be noted that while Kilmihil Garda station closed in 2013 it was subsequently reopened in 2015 and Lisseycasey closed in its place.

The tables below contain details of Garda stations that are currently open in counties Sligo, Leitrim, Donegal and Roscommon:

Sligo – 11 Garda Stations

Sligo

Ballymote

Colloney

Enniscrone

Coolaney

Gurteen

Grange

Riverstown

Rosses Point

Tubbercurry

Skreen

-

Leitrim - 7 Garda Stations

Carrick on Shannon

Kinlough

Ballinamore

Manorhamilton

Carrigallen

Mohill

Drumshambo

-

Donegal - 37 Garda Stations

Letterkenny

Buncrana

Ballyshannon

Milford

Ballybofey

Burnfoot

Ardara

Bunbeg

Carrigans

Carndonagh

Ballintra

Burtonport

Castlefin

Clonmany

Bundoran

Carrigart

Convoy

Moville

Carrick

Creeslough

Lifford

Muff

Clogher

Dunfanaghy

Newtowncunningham

Donegal

Dungloe (An Clochan Liath)

Raphoe

Glenties

Falcarragh

-

Killybegs

Kerrykeel

-

Mountcharles

Kilmacrennan

-

Pettigo

Ramelton

-

Rathmullen

Roscommon - 14 Garda Stations

Roscommon

Castlerea

Athleague

Ballaghaderreen

Clonark

Ballinlough

Taughmaconnell

Boyle

-

Elphin

-

Frenchpark

-

Keadue

-

Rooskey

-

Strokestown

-

Tulsk