Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (735)

Maurice Quinlivan

Ceist:

735. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number and type of Garda vehicles attached to the Limerick division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, by division, district and sub-district in tabular form. [32506/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

The resources provided by Government to An Garda Síochána have reached unprecedented levels, with an allocation for 2019 of €1.76 billion.  Very significant capital investment is also being made in An Garda Síochána, including a total of €46 million for investment in the Garda fleet between 2016 and 2021.  This continuing investment is intended to ensure that An Garda Síochána can be mobile, visible and responsive on the roads and in the community to prevent and tackle crime.

The Deputy may also wish to be aware that a capital allocation of €10 million has been made available for the purchase and fit-out of Garda vehicles in 2019.  I understand from the Garda authorities that this allocation will be used for purchase and fit-out of over 300 new vehicles for operational use this year.

As the Deputy will appreciate, in accordance with the Garda Síochána Act 2005 as amended, the Garda Commissioner is responsible for managing and controlling the administration and business of An Garda Síochána.  Further, the allocation of Garda resources is a matter for the Commissioner, in light of identified operational demands. This includes responsibility for the allocation of Garda vehicles among the various Garda divisions.  As Minister, I have no role in these matters. I am assured, however, that Garda management keeps the distribution of resources under continual review in the context of crime trends and policing priorities to ensure their optimum use.

The Garda authorities have provided the following spreadsheet which I am informed outlines the number of vehicles allocated to the Limerick Division for the years requested by the Deputy.

Garda Fleet by year from 2009 to 2019 - Limerick Division

2019 (correct to 17 July 2019)

Cars

Vans

Motorcycles

4x4

*Others

Total

Bruff 

4

2

0

0

0

6

Henry St

31

10

3

3

3

50

Newcastlewest

12

2

0

0

0

14

Roxboro Road

8

2

0

0

2

12

Limerick Division 

55

16

3

3

5

82

2018

Cars

Vans

Motorcycles

4x4

*Others

Total

Bruff 

3

2

0

0

0

5

Henry St

34

11

4

3

2

54

Newcastlewest

13

3

0

0

0

16

Roxboro Road

11

2

0

0

1

14

Limerick Division 

61

18

4

3

3

89

2017

Cars

Vans

Motorcycles

4x4

*Others

Total

Bruff

4

2

0

0

0

6

Henry St

34

11

3

3

1

52

Newcastlewest

11

2

0

0

0

13

Roxboro Road

12

2

2

0

1

15

Limerick Division 

61

17

3

3

2

86

2016

Cars

Vans

Motorcycles

4x4

*Others

Total

Bruff

4

1

0

0

0

5

Henry St

34

13

4

3

1

55

Newcastlewest

11

3

0

0

0

14

Roxboro Road

9

2

0

0

1

55

Limerick Division 

58

19

4

3

2

86

2015

Cars

Vans

Motorcycles

4x4

*Others

Total

Bruff

4

1

0

0

0

5

Henry St

38

11

3

2

3

57

Newcastlewest

12

3

0

0

0

15

Roxboro Road

11

4

0

0

0

15

Limerick Division 

65

19

3

2

3

92

2014

Cars

Vans

Motorcycles

4x4

*Others

Total

Bruff

3

1

0

0

0

4

Henry St

31

10

3

2

3

49

Newcastlewest 

10

3

0

0

1

14

Roxboro Road

8

5

0

0

0

13

Limerick Division 

52

19

3

2

4

80

2013

Cars

Vans

Motorcycles

4x4

*Others

Total

Bruff

3

1

0

0

0

4

Henry St

27

10

3

2

2

44

Newcastlewest

7

3

0

0

1

11

Roxboro Road 

6

4

0

0

0

10

Limerick Division 

43

18

3

2

3

69

2012

Cars

Vans

Motorcycles

4x4

*Others

Total

Askeaton

5

0

0

0

0

5

Bruff 

4

0

0

1

0

4

Henry St

27

10

3

0

1

43

Limerick City South 

9

4

0

1

0

14

Newcastlewest

4

1

0

0

1

6

Limerick Division 

49

15

3

3

2

72

2011

Cars

Vans

Motorcycles

4x4

*Others

Total

Askeaton

5

0

0

0

0

5

Bruff

4

1

2

0

0

7

Henry St

29

7

4

3

3

46

Limerick City North

8

3

0

0

1

12

Limerick City South

13

3

0

1

0

17

Newcastlewest District

5

1

0

0

0

6

Limerick Division

64

15

6

4

4

93

Figures for 2009 and 2010 are only available on a Divisional basis, as listed in the following table

Limerick Division

Cars

Vans

Motorcycles

4x4

*Others

Total

2010

68

16

7

4

3

98

2009

62

14

9

4

2

91

*The category 'others' refers to MPV, SUV, Minibus or Prisoner Conveyance Vehicles.