Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (933)

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

933. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of wholetime equivalent, WTE, vets working in the Garda dog unit and Garda mounted unit in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date 2019, in tabular form. [33994/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

As the Deputy will appreciate, it is the Garda Commissioner who has responsibility to manage and control generally the administration and business of the Garda Síochána, including by arranging for the recruitment, training and appointment of its members and civilian staff.

I am informed by the Garda Commissioner that An Garda Síochána does not directly employ vets but rather employs the services of a number of veterinary practices across the country as required.

Question No. 934 answered with Question No. 705.