Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (852)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Ceist:

852. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of civilian staff 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 subdistrict in tabular form. [33026/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

The Garda staff strength attached to the Dublin Metropolitan Region (DMR) South Central Garda Division and station from 2009 to 30 June 2019, as provided by the Garda Commissioner, is outlined in the table below.

DMR SC

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Pearse St

17

16

15

16

14

13

14

12

14

13

28

Harcourt St

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Kevin St

11

11

8

7

8

7

7

7

6

14

20

Kilmainham

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

Donnybrook

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

6

5

4

Irishtown

2

2

2

2

2

1

2

2

2

1

1

Total

38

37

33

32

31

28

30

28

30

35

55

I am informed by the Garda Commissioner that as of 30 June 2019, there were 55 Garda Staff assigned to the DMR South Central Division. As of 31 May 2019, there were 2,675 Garda Staff employed by An Garda Síochána undertaking a range of administrative and technical duties across the organisation.

More generally, the Deputy will be aware, the Government's vision is for a Garda workforce of 21,000 personnel by 2021 to include 15,000 Garda members and 4,000 Garda Staff. The projected 4,000 Garda Staff represents a medium-term target of 20% of the Garda full-time workforce comprised of civilians.

The continued growth of civilianisation within An Garda Síochána is supported by the Report of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland. This Report states that civilianisation should be seen as part of the strategic vision for the organisation, building a stronger skill mix and delivering a better service to the public.

Question No. 853 answered with Question No. 699.