Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (701, 702, 703, 704, 706, 711, 713, 714, 715, 716, 717, 719, 720, 721, 722, 723, 741, 742, 743, 744, 746, 751, 752, 753, 754, 755, 756, 758, 759, 760, 761, 762, 824, 825, 826, 827, 829, 834, 836, 837, 838, 839, 840, 842, 843, 844, 845, 846, 855, 856, 857, 858, 860, 865, 867, 868, 869, 870, 871, 873, 874, 875, 876, 877)

Imelda Munster

Ceist:

701. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the regional support unit in the Louth division by rank in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [32317/19]

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Imelda Munster

Ceist:

702. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the emergency response unit in the Louth division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [32318/19]

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Imelda Munster

Ceist:

703. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the special detective unit in the Louth division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [32319/19]

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Imelda Munster

Ceist:

704. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the operational support unit in the Louth division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [32320/19]

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Imelda Munster

Ceist:

706. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the public order unit by rank in the Louth division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [32322/19]

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Imelda Munster

Ceist:

711. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to specialist units in the Louth division. [32327/19]

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Imelda Munster

Ceist:

713. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the serious crime review team by rank in the Louth division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [32329/19]

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Imelda Munster

Ceist:

714. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the operational support services by rank in the Louth division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [32330/19]

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Imelda Munster

Ceist:

715. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the special tactics and operational command unit by rank in the Louth division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [32331/19]

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Imelda Munster

Ceist:

716. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the technical bureau by rank in the Louth division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [32332/19]

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Imelda Munster

Ceist:

717. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the immigration unit by rank in the Louth division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [32333/19]

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Imelda Munster

Ceist:

719. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the Garda national economic crime bureau by rank in the Louth division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [32335/19]

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Imelda Munster

Ceist:

720. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the Garda national bureau of criminal investigation by rank in the Louth division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [32336/19]

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Imelda Munster

Ceist:

721. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the Garda national drugs and organised crime bureau by rank in the Louth division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [32337/19]

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Imelda Munster

Ceist:

722. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the Garda national cybercrime bureau by rank in the Louth division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [32338/19]

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Imelda Munster

Ceist:

723. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the Garda national protective services bureau by rank in the Louth division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 to date in 2019, in tabular form. [32339/19]

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Maurice Quinlivan

Ceist:

741. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the regional support unit by rank in the Limerick division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [32512/19]

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Maurice Quinlivan

Ceist:

742. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the emergency response unit by rank in the Limerick division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [32513/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Maurice Quinlivan

Ceist:

743. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the special detective unit by rank in the Limerick division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [32514/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Maurice Quinlivan

Ceist:

744. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the operational support unit by rank in the Limerick division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [32515/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Maurice Quinlivan

Ceist:

746. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the public order unit by rank in the Limerick division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [32517/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Maurice Quinlivan

Ceist:

751. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to specialist units in the Limerick division. [32522/19]

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Maurice Quinlivan

Ceist:

752. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the serious crime review team by rank in the Limerick division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [32523/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Maurice Quinlivan

Ceist:

753. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the operational support services by rank in the Limerick division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [32524/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Maurice Quinlivan

Ceist:

754. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the special tactics and operational command unit by rank in the Limerick division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [32525/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Maurice Quinlivan

Ceist:

755. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the technical bureau by rank in the Limerick division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [32526/19]

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Maurice Quinlivan

Ceist:

756. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the immigration unit by rank in the Limerick division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [32527/19]

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Maurice Quinlivan

Ceist:

758. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the Garda national economic crime bureau by rank in the Limerick division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [32529/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Maurice Quinlivan

Ceist:

759. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the Garda national bureau of criminal investigation by rank in the Limerick division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [32530/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Maurice Quinlivan

Ceist:

760. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the Garda national drugs and organised crime bureau by rank in the Limerick division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [32531/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Maurice Quinlivan

Ceist:

761. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the Garda national cybercrime bureau by rank in the Limerick division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [32532/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Maurice Quinlivan

Ceist:

762. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the Garda national protective services bureau by rank in the Limerick division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [32533/19]

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John Brady

Ceist:

824. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the regional support unit by rank in the Wicklow division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [32998/19]

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John Brady

Ceist:

825. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the emergency response unit by rank in the Wicklow division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [32999/19]

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John Brady

Ceist:

826. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the special detective unit by rank in the Wicklow division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form.; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33000/19]

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John Brady

Ceist:

827. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the operational support unit by rank in the Wicklow division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [33001/19]

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John Brady

Ceist:

829. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the public order unit by rank in the Wicklow division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [33003/19]

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John Brady

Ceist:

834. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to specialist units in the Wicklow division. [33008/19]

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John Brady

Ceist:

836. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the serious crime review team by rank in the Wicklow division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [33010/19]

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John Brady

Ceist:

837. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the operational support services by rank in the Wicklow division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [33011/19]

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John Brady

Ceist:

838. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the special tactics and operational command unit by rank in the Wicklow division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [33012/19]

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John Brady

Ceist:

839. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the technical bureau by rank in the Wicklow division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33013/19]

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John Brady

Ceist:

840. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Justice and Equality he number of gardaí attached to the immigration unit by rank in the Wicklow division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33014/19]

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John Brady

Ceist:

842. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the Garda national economic crime bureau by rank in the Wicklow division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [33016/19]

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John Brady

Ceist:

843. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the Garda national bureau of criminal investigation by rank in the Wicklow division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [33017/19]

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John Brady

Ceist:

844. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the Garda national drugs and organised crime bureau by rank in the Wicklow division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [33018/19]

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John Brady

Ceist:

845. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the Garda national cybercrime bureau by rank in the Wicklow division in each of the years from 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [33019/19]

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John Brady

Ceist:

846. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the Garda national protective services bureau by rank in the Wicklow division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [33020/19]

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Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Ceist:

855. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the regional support unit by rank in the Dublin metro south central division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [33029/19]

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Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Ceist:

856. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the emergency response unit by rank in the Dublin metro south central division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [33030/19]

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Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Ceist:

857. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the special detective unit by rank in the Dublin metro south central division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [33031/19]

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Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Ceist:

858. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the operational support unit by rank in the Dublin metro south central division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [33032/19]

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Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Ceist:

860. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the public order unit by rank in the Dublin metro south central division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [33034/19]

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Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Ceist:

865. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to specialist units in the Dublin metro south central division. [33039/19]

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Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Ceist:

867. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the serious crime review team by rank in the Dublin metro south central division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [33041/19]

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Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Ceist:

868. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the operational support services by rank in the Dublin metro south central division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [33042/19]

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Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Ceist:

869. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the special tactics and operational command unit by rank in the Dublin metro south central division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [33043/19]

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Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Ceist:

870. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the technical bureau by rank in the Dublin metro south central division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [33044/19]

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Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Ceist:

871. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the immigration unit by rank in the Dublin metro south central division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [33045/19]

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Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Ceist:

873. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the national economic crime bureau by rank in the Dublin metro south central division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [33047/19]

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Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Ceist:

874. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the national bureau of criminal investigation by rank in the Dublin metro south central division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [33048/19]

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Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Ceist:

875. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the national drugs and organised crime bureau by rank in the Dublin metro south central division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [33049/19]

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Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Ceist:

876. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the national cybercrime bureau by rank in the Dublin metro south central division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [33050/19]

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Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Ceist:

877. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the national protective services bureau by rank in the Dublin metro south central division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [33051/19]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 701 to 704, inclusive, 706, 711, 713 to 717, inclusive, 719 to 723, inclusive, 741 to 744, inclusive, 746, 751 to 756, inclusive, 758 to 762, inclusive, 824 to 827, inclusive, 829, 834, 836 to 840, inclusive, 842 to 846, inclusive, 855 to 858, inclusive, 860, 865 to 871, inclusive, and 873 to 877, inclusive, together.

As the Deputies will be aware, it is the Garda Commissioner who has responsibility for managing An Garda Síochána, including personnel matters. 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.

When appropriate, the work of local Gardaí is supported by a number of Garda national units such as the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the National Immigration Bureau, the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau and the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau. These national specialist units which form Garda Special Crime Operations are national units which support the work of the 28 Garda Divisions across the Country and are consequently not broken down by Division.

The Serious Crime Review Team also comes under this aegis. Other examples of these include: the Special Detective Unit (SDU) which is responsible for the investigation of threats to state security and the monitoring of persons who pose a threat to the security of the State on both national and international fronts. The Unit also provides security for visiting VIPs, cash in transit movements and armed response and is the operational wing of the Witness Security Programme. The highly trained and equipped specialist intervention unit, the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) is also part of SDU. As the Deputy will appreciate, for security and operational reasons the strength of the SDU, ERU, Regional Support Units and the Special Tactics and Operational Command (STOC) Unit cannot be provided.

There are Gardaí with specialist training in public order policing in each Division who are available to be called upon when required to police events with an increased risk of a public order incident occurring, such as, protests or large scale public events. The number of Gardaí called upon is dependent on the nature of the event. As such there are no Gardaí assigned to public order units on a full time basis.

This Government is committed to ensuring a strong and visible police presence throughout the country in order to maintain and strengthen community engagement, provide reassurance to citizens and to deter crime. To achieve this the Government has put in place a plan for an overall Garda workforce of 21,000 personnel by 2021 comprising 15,000 Garda members, 2,000 Reserve members and 4,000 civilians. We are making real, tangible progress on achieving this goal.

Since the reopening of the Garda College in September 2014, almost 2,800 recruits have attested as members of An Garda Síochána and have been assigned to mainstream duties nationwide.

I am pleased that funding is in place to maintain this high level of investment in the Garda workforce to ensure that the vision of an overall workforce of 21,000 by 2021 remains on track. The Government has increased the budget for An Garda Síochána to €1.76 billion for 2019, which includes provision for the recruitment of up to 800 Gardaí this year. The Commissioner has now informed me that he plans to recruit a total of 600 trainee Gardaí in 2019 and 600 Garda Civilian Staff. This Garda Staff recruitment will allow the Commissioner to redeploy a further 500 fully trained Gardaí from administrative duties to frontline policing in 2019.

I believe that the injection of this large number of experienced officers into the field, along with the new recruits, will be really beneficial in terms of protecting communities. This and on-going recruitment will clearly provide the Commissioner with the resources needed to deploy increasing numbers of Gardaí to deliver a visible effective and responsive policing service to communities across all Garda Divisions.

For the information of the Deputies I have set out in the tables attached additional data in relation to the current strength of Garda national units which is currently not available on our website but will shortly be added.

Strength of Garda Special Crime Operations 31 May 2019

CR

DC

AC

CS

SU

IN

SG

GD

TOTAL

Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau

0

0

0

1

3

4

12

86

106

Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau

0

0

0

0

1

1

4

21

27

Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (formerly Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation)

0

0

0

1

2

3

10

43

59

Garda National Bureau of Criminal Investigation

0

0

0

1

4

5

12

52

74

Garda National Protective Services Bureau

0

0

0

1

3

2

16

40

64

Garda National Technical Bureau

0

0

0

0

1

2

15

46

64

Criminal Assets Bureau

0

0

0

1

1

2

6

34

44

*As of 31 May 2019

Garda National Immigration Bureau 2009 - 2019*

Year

Garda

Sergeant

Inspector

SU

CS

Total

2009

164

22

5

2

1

194

2010

154

19

5

2

1

181

2011

149

17

5

2

1

174

2012

134

15

5

2

1

157

2013

126

15

3

1

1

146

2014

120

12

3

1

1

137

2015

105

9

2

2

1

119

2016

99

9

4

2

1

115

2017

102

15

2

2

1

122

2018

96

12

4

2

1

115

2019

93

13

4

2

1

113

*As of 31 May 2019

Garda National Operational Support Services 2009-2019*

YEAR

GD

SG

IN

SU

DC

TOTAL

2009

57

7

1

1

0

66

2010

55

6

1

1

0

63

2011

53

10

1

0

0

64

2012

53

8

1

1

0

63

2013

53

7

1

1

0

62

2014

49

6

1

1

0

57

2015

47

6

1

1

1

56

2016

48

8

1

0

0

57

2017

62

10

3

1

0

76

2018

63

9

1

1

0

74

2019

62

9

1

1

0

73

*As of 31 May 2019