Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Ceisteanna (286, 287)

Mary Lou McDonald

Ceist:

286. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the Garda divisions in which a protective services unit has been established to date; the Garda divisions in which a protective services unit is due to be established by the end of quarter 4 of 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29333/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Mary Lou McDonald

Ceist:

287. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if the buildings, office equipment, cars, technology and trained Garda personnel are in place for each of the divisional protection services units established to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29334/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 286 and 287 together.

As the Deputy will appreciate, it is the Garda Commissioner who is responsible for the distribution of resources among the various Garda Divisions and I, as Minister, have no direct role in the matter. Garda management keeps this distribution of resources under continual review in the context of crime trends and policing priorities so as to ensure that the optimum use is made of these resources.

The information requested is currently being compiled and I will revert directly to the Deputy when it is to hand.