Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Ceisteanna (258)

Catherine Connolly

Ceist:

258. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the budget allocation to the Garda national cybercrime unit in each of the years 2017 to 2019; the budget allocation for 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47306/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

A record €1.76 billion was allocated to the Garda Vote for 2019 by the Government and this is increasing to an unprecedented €1.88 billion for 2020.

The Garda Commissioner is by law responsible for the management of An Garda Síochána, including the allocation of resources and deployment of personnel. This includes responsibility for operational and organisations issues, such as the establishment and resourcing of individual Garda units. As Minister, I have no responsibility for these matters.

I am informed by the Garda authorities that the allocation to the Garda national cyber crime unit for each of the years requested by the Deputy is set out in the following table:

Year

Amount

2017

€1,549,918

2018

€2,557,933

2019

€2,156,076

The Garda authorities have advised that the budget allocations for individual Garda Units have not yet been set for 2020.