Garda Deployment

Question No. 706 answered with Question No. 701.

Ceisteanna (705, 745, 828, 859, 934)

Imelda Munster

Ceist:

705. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the roads policing unit in the Louth division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [32321/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Maurice Quinlivan

Ceist:

745. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to roads policing unit by rank in the Limerick division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [32516/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

John Brady

Ceist:

828. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the roads policing unit by rank in the Wicklow division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [33002/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Ceist:

859. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the roads policing 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. [33033/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

934. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí by rank attached to the north Dublin Garda roads policing unit as of 30 June 2018 and 30 June 2019, in tabular form. [33995/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 705, 745, 828, 859 and 934 together.

The allocation of Gardaí to the Roads Policing Unit by Division from 2009 to present is outlined in the below link.

www.justice.ie/en/JELR/004_Roads_Policing_Unit_2009_to_31_May_2019.xlsx/Files/004_Roads_Policing_Unit_2009_to_31_May_2019.xlsx .

For more general information on Garda Facts and Figures please see the link below

www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/An_Garda_Siochana_facts_and_figures .

Question No. 706 answered with Question No. 701.

Garda Deployment

Ceisteanna (707, 712, 747, 767, 830, 835, 861, 866, 902)

Imelda Munster

Ceist:

707. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the community relations unit by rank in the Louth division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [32323/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Imelda Munster

Ceist:

712. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of dedicated community Gardaí attached to the Louth division and each district within it. [32328/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Maurice Quinlivan

Ceist:

747. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the community relations unit by rank in the Limerick division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [32518/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Maurice Quinlivan

Ceist:

767. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of dedicated community Gardaí attached to the Limerick division and each district within it. [32598/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

John Brady

Ceist:

830. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the community relations unit by rank in the Wicklow division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [33004/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

John Brady

Ceist:

835. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of dedicated community gardaí attached to the Wicklow division and each district within same. [33009/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Ceist:

861. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the community relations 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. [33035/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Ceist:

866. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of dedicated community gardaí attached to the Dublin metro south central division and each district within same. [33040/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Seán Haughey

Ceist:

902. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí by rank attached to each community policing unit in each station in DMR north as of 12 July 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33305/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 707, 712, 747, 767, 830, 835, 861, 866 and 902 together.

The Garda Bureau of Community Engagement is a national unit which supports the work of the 28 Garda Divisions across the Country and is consequently not broken down by Division. The strength of the Garda Bureau of Community Engagement is outlined in the table below:

Garda Bureau of Community Engagement 31 May 2019

Rank

CR

DC

AC

CS

SU

IN

SG

GD

Total

Total

0

0

0

1

3

4

15

2

25

*As of 31 May 2019

For further information on the Garda Workforce please see the link below.

www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/Garda_Workforce.

The allocation of Community Gardaí by Division from 2009 to present is outlined in the below link.

www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/Community_Policing.

For more general information on Garda Facts and Figures please see the link below

www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/An_Garda_Siochana_facts_and_figures.

Garda Reserve

Ceisteanna (708)

Imelda Munster

Ceist:

708. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of Garda Reserve members in the Louth by division, district and subdistrict in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [32324/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

The Garda Reserve strength in each of the years from 2009 to 30 June 2019, as provided by the Garda Commissioner, is outlined in the table below. I am informed that as of 30 June 2019, there were 22 Garda Reserves assigned to the Louth Division.

County

Year

Year

Year

Year

Year

Year

Year

Year

Year

Year

Year

Louth

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Drogheda

8

15

15

21

25

23

20

18

14

13

13

Dundalk

5

10

13

17

21

20

12

9

7

6

6

Ardee

2

6

6

7

9

9

9

6

4

3

3

Total

15

31

34

45

55

52

41

33

25

22

22

I am informed by An Garda Síochána that a class of approximately 100 Garda Reserve recruits commenced training on 23/24 March 2019 at the Garda College, Templemore. This is a positive development and delivers on the target set out under 'A Policing Service for the Future', the implementation plan for the Report of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland.

An Garda Síochána is currently conducting a strategic review of the Garda Reserve to inform future decisions around the use of the Reserve. This approach is also in line with the recommendation in the Report of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland. The Strategy is expected to be concluded shortly and will inform the development of a Reserve recruitment drive by the end of 2019.

Garda Training

Ceisteanna (709, 749, 832, 863)

Imelda Munster

Ceist:

709. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of member training hours per annum that are allocated to core gardaí attached to the Louth division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [32325/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Maurice Quinlivan

Ceist:

749. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of member training hours per annum allocated to core gardaí attached to the Limerick division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [32520/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

John Brady

Ceist:

832. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of member training hours per annum allocated to core gardaí attached to 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. [33006/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Ceist:

863. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of member training hours per annum allocated to core gardaí attached to the Dublin metro south central division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [33037/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 709, 749, 832 and 863 together.

I have requested a report from the Commissioner in relation to the matter referred to by the Deputy and I will revert to him when it is to hand.

Crime Data

Question No. 711 answered with Question No. 701.

Question No. 712 answered with Question No. 707.

Questions Nos. 713 to 717, inclusive, answered with Question No. 701.

Ceisteanna (710)

Imelda Munster

Ceist:

710. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of crimes per annum by types of offences in the Louth division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, by division, district and sub-district in tabular form. [32326/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

As the Deputy will be aware, the Central Statistics Office (CSO), as the national statistical agency, is responsible for the compilation and publication of recorded crime statistics, and the CSO has established a dedicated unit for this purpose.

However, to be of assistance, I have asked the CSO to forward the available statistics directly to the Deputy.

Question No. 711 answered with Question No. 701.
Question No. 712 answered with Question No. 707.
Questions Nos. 713 to 717, inclusive, answered with Question No. 701.

Garda Deployment

Questions Nos. 719 to 723, inclusive, answered with Question No. 701.

Ceisteanna (718, 757, 841, 872)

Imelda Munster

Ceist:

718. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the Criminal Assets Bureau by rank in the Louth division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [32334/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Maurice Quinlivan

Ceist:

757. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the Criminal Assets Bureau by rank in the Limerick division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [32528/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

John Brady

Ceist:

841. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the Criminal Assets Bureau by rank in the Wicklow division in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [33015/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Ceist:

872. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the Criminal Assets 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. [33046/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 718, 757, 841 and 872 together.

As the Deputy will be aware, the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) is a multi-agency, multi-disciplinary, independent, statutory body established under the Criminal Assets Bureau Act, 1996. The Bureau’s remit is to target a person's assets, wherever situated, which derive, or are suspected to derive, directly or indirectly, from criminal conduct. Since its inception, the Bureau has been at the forefront of fighting organised crime in this jurisdiction and disrupting the activities of criminal gangs by depriving them of ill-gotten assets.

Garda officers seconded to the Bureau are under the direction and control of the Chief Bureau Officer of the Criminal Assets Bureau. Garda Bureau Officers are not attached to any Garda divisions or other Garda units.

The Bureau has for some considerable time maintained a presence in each of the Garda Divisions through the operation of the Divisional Assets Profiler Programme. Under the Programme, there are over 425 trained asset profilers, mainly members of An Garda Síochána from local divisions and special units. Asset profilers provide a criminal asset profiling service across the Garda Divisions in relation to persons or suspects operating within the area, with particular reference to those involved in serious and organised crime. The Bureau utilises the local knowledge supplied to it by the asset profilers which enables it to target the proceeds of crime in local communities.

Questions Nos. 719 to 723, inclusive, answered with Question No. 701.

Prison Service Staff

Ceisteanna (724)

Fiona O'Loughlin

Ceist:

724. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the extent to which promotional prospects remain available to prison staff in each prison nationally; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32353/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I am informed that the Irish Prison Service administer internal promotional competitions on an on-going basis to fill vacancies at all levels of the organisation as they arise.

In addition to such promotional competitions, the Irish Prison Service also engages in external recruitment, either directly as a recruitment licence holder, or through the Public Appointments Service, for certain posts of a specialised nature.

In respect of internal promotional competitions, such competitions are held as and when vacancies are required to be filled at various grades, and any eligible officer may make an application to fill any advertised post. Such competitions are, in the main, open to officers nationally across the Prison Estate.

Since the beginning of 2019, the Irish Prison Service has administered six promotional competitions and I am informed that it is intended to continue to administer promotional competitions throughout the year for various grades.

National LGBTI Strategy

Ceisteanna (725, 726, 727, 728)

Micheál Martin

Ceist:

725. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the development of the national LGBTI inclusion strategy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32378/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Micheál Martin

Ceist:

726. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he is satisfied that the upcoming national LGBTI+ inclusion strategy will align with the National Sexual Health Strategy 2015-2020. [32379/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Micheál Martin

Ceist:

727. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to ban the practice of conversion therapy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32380/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Micheál Martin

Ceist:

728. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to include the expansion of the Gay Men’s Health Service to regional locations over the lifetime of the upcoming national LGBTI inclusion strategy; if he has consulted with the Department of Health on the matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32381/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 725 to 728, inclusive, together.

The National LGBTI+ Inclusion Strategy is in the final stages of preparation and is shortly due to come before the Cabinet for approval. It would not be appropriate to comment on specific details of the policy prior to its approval by the Government. However, I can assure the Deputy that the development of the Strategy was underpinned by a robust consultation process with stakeholders, during which issues such as health coverage and conversion therapy were raised, and involved extensive collaboration with all Government Departments.

Implementation of the Strategy, which will focus on issues around visibility, equality, health, and safety, will involve all Government Departments and many public agencies. Subject to approval by Government and once launched, the Strategy will facilitate a whole of Government approach to addressing the needs of LGBTI+ people.