Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Ceisteanna (336, 337, 338)

Marc MacSharry

Ceist:

336. Deputy Marc MacSharry asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the 2017 Garda overtime spent on operation Thor for the Sligo Leitrim Garda division compared to other divisions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9828/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Marc MacSharry

Ceist:

337. Deputy Marc MacSharry asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the 2017 Garda overtime spent on operation Thor for the Sligo Leitrim Garda division, by rank; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9829/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Marc MacSharry

Ceist:

338. Deputy Marc MacSharry asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the 2017 Garda overtime spent on operation Thor for the Sligo Leitrim division on front line operational duty for crime prevention versus administration duty; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9830/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 336 to 338, inclusive, together.

The Deputy will be aware that the allocation and management of Garda resources, including the overtime budget, is the responsibility of the Garda Commissioner having due regard to his operational needs. As Minister, I have no role in the matter.

I have been provided with the details below which set out the nationwide expenditure relating to Operation Thor for 2017 by Division and Branches.

Division

 -

Cavan/Monaghan

€76,673

Clare

€104,507

Cork City

€178,004

Cork North

€134,730

Cork West

€134,726

DMR East

€601,565

DMR North

€254,036

DMR North Central

€793,634

DMR South

€229,795

DMR South Central

€931,177

DMR Traffic Corps

€37,093

DMR West

€156,944

Donegal

€186,542

Galway

€229,510

Kerry

€233,106

Kildare

€110,602

Kilkenny/Carlow

€698,047

Laois/Offaly

€154,553

Limerick

€164,945

Louth

€51,248

Mayo

€132,536

Meath

€8,231

Roscommon/Longford

€130,987

Sligo/Leitrim

€99,860

Tipperary

€164,754

Waterford

€233,666

Westmeath

€99,742

Wexford

€291,993

Wicklow

€84,038

National Units and Garda HQ

€2,745,287

Total

€9,452,529

Information relating to certain specialist Branches and Divisions have been amalgamated into National Units and the Garda authorities have indicated that further detail is not provided due to operational reasons.

The breakdown by rank for the Sligo/Leitrim Division is some €72,829 for Gardaí and some €27,031 for Sergeants. The Garda authorities have informed me that they are not in a position to attribute these amounts between spending on front line operational duty and administration duty.