Thursday, 10 May 2018

Ceisteanna (131)

Alan Farrell

Ceist:

131. Deputy Alan Farrell asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of vehicles in the Garda fleet; the number of vehicles brought into and taken out of service, respectively by vehicle type since 2011, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20660/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

The Government's Capital Plan 2016 – 2021 provides €46 million for investment in the Garda fleet, to ensure that An Garda Síochána has a modern, effective and fit for purpose fleet and this is in addition to the investment of almost €30 million in the period 2013 to 2015. In total, in the period 2013 to 2017, almost €44 million has been invested in the fleet.

As the Deputy will appreciate, decisions in relation to the provision and allocation of Garda vehicles are a matter for the Garda Commissioner in light of his identified operational demands and the availability of resources. As Minister, I have no direct role in the matter.

I am informed by the Garda authorities that the allocation of Garda vehicles is monitored and reviewed on a continual basis and that vehicles are allocated between districts as required by operational circumstances. I further understand that An Garda Síochána operate a comprehensive service repair and maintenance programme to ensure that all vehicles in the fleet are operating to manufacturers specifications.

The following tables outline the current strength of the Garda fleet, vehicles allocated to the fleet since 2011 and vehicles removed from the fleet since 2011, as confirmed by the Garda authorities.

Garda fleet as at 9 May 2018

Cars  

Vans  

Motorcycles  

4 x 4  

Others  

Total  

1925

460

128

109

117

2,739

 

Vehicles allocated to the Garda fleet 2011 to 9 May 2018

Year  

Cars  

Vans  

Motorcycles  

4 x 4  

Others  

Total  

2011

165

4

6

10

4

189

2012

57

23

5

0

0

85

2013

219

85

0

0

1

305

2014

410

21

20

0

6

457

2015

426

49

1

2

15

493

2016

322

145

60

37

33

597

2017

204

42

2

11

27

286

2018 (as at 9 May)

33

19

10

19

3

84

 

Vehicles removed from the Garda fleet 2011 to 9 May 2018

Year  

Cars  

Vans  

Motorcycles  

4 x 4  

Others  

Total  

2011

247

22

33

1

3

306

2012

269

7

9

3

6

294

2013

259

28

13

4

8

312

2014

266

33

25

14

12

350

2015

278

45

41

11

16

391

2016

256

66

14

17

20

373

2017

229

61

20

19

18

347

2018 (as at 9 May)

86

18

8

9

4

125