Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (849)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Ceist:

849. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number and type of Garda vehicles attached to the Dublin metro south central division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, by division, district and sub district in tabular form. [33023/19]

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 attached spreadsheet which I am informed outlines the number of vehicles allocated to the Dublin Metropolitan Region, South Central Division for the years requested by the Deputy. 

Garda Fleet by year 2009-2019 - DMR South Central Division

2019 (as of 17 July)

Cars

Vans

Motorcycles

4x4

*Others 

Total

Donnybrook

13

6

0

0

0

19

Kevin Street

23

4

0

0

1

28

Pearse Street 

10

4

0

0

1

15

DMR SC

46

14

0

0

2

62

2018

Cars

Vans

Motorcycles

4x4

*Others 

Total

Donnybrook

10

6

0

0

0

16

Kevin Street

21

3

0

0

1

25

Pearse Street 

13

6

2

0

0

21

DMR SC

44

15

2

0

1

62

2017

Cars

Vans

Motorcycles

4x4

*Others 

Total

Donnybrook

13

7

0

0

0

20

Kevin Street

19

2

0

1

1

23

Pearse Street 

14

7

2

0

0

23

DMR SC

46

16

2

1

1

66

2016

Cars

Vans

Motorcycles

4x4

*Others 

Total

Donnybrook

11

7

0

0

0

18

Kevin Street

22

2

0

1

1

26

Pearse Street 

12

7

2

0

0

21

DMR SC

45

16

2

1

1

65

2015

Cars

Vans

Motorcycles

4x4

*Others 

Total

Donnybrook

10

4

0

0

0

14

Kevin Street

21

2

0

1

1

25

Pearse Street 

15

6

2

0

0

23

DMR SC

46

12

2

1

1

62

2014

Cars

Vans

Motorcycles

4x4

*Others 

Total

Donnybrook

12

4

0

0

0

16

Kevin Street

25

4

0

1

2

32

Pearse Street 

13

5

2

0

0

20

DMR SC

50

13

2

1

2

68

2013

Cars

Vans

Motorcycles

4x4

*Others 

Total

Donnybrook

11

5

0

0

0

16

Kevin Street

23

4

0

1

2

30

Pearse Street 

15

4

4

0

0

23

DMR SC

49

13

4

1

2

69

2012

Cars

Vans

Motorcycles

4x4

*Others 

Total

Donnybrook

11

5

0

0

0

16

Kevin Street

16

4

0

1

2

23

Pearse Street 

22

3

5

0

0

30

DMR SC

49

12

5

1

2

69

2011

Cars

Vans

Motorcycles

4x4

*Others 

Total

Donnybrook

10

4

0

0

1

15

Kevin Street

18

5

2

1

1

27

Pearse Street 

25

3

6

0

1

35

DMR SC

53

12

8

1

3

77

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

DMR South Central  Division 

Cars

Vans

Motorcycles

4x4

*Others

Total

2010

55

15

9

1

1

81

2009

52

13

10

1

2

78

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