Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Ceisteanna (123)

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

123. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of vehicles attached to the Limerick Garda roads policing unit in each of the years 2016, 2017 and to date in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21516/18]

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 the light of his identified operational demands and the availability of resources and I, as Minister, have no direct role in the matter.

I have however been informed by the Garda authorities that 11 vehicles have been allocated to Limerick Divisions Roads Policing Units in each of the years 2016, 2017 and 2018 to date, comprising six cars, one van, three motorbikes and one 4x4.