Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Ceisteanna (148)

Anne Rabbitte

Ceist:

148. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí on maternity leave and sick leave for longer than six weeks in each Garda division in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25746/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

As the Deputy will appreciate, it is the Garda Commissioner who is responsible for carrying on and managing and controlling generally the administration and business of An Garda Síochána including personnel matters.

I am informed by the Commissioner that the number of members of An Garda Síochána who were absent from duty due to illness for a period greater than six weeks was 282 as of 14 June 2019. I am further informed that the number of members of An Garda Síochána who were absent from duty due to maternity leave and unpaid maternity leave was 93 and 47 respectively as of 14 June 2019.

As the figures at Divisional level are of a magnitude which could potentially lead to the identification of individual Gardaí, I have not provided these figures.