Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Ceisteanna (283)

Maureen O'Sullivan

Ceist:

283. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the budget allocation for the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission in each of the years 2017, 2018 and to date in 2019; and the budget allocation for GSOC for 2020. [47874/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

The Deputy will be aware that the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) has a hugely important role in ensuring that public confidence in An Garda Síochána is safeguarded. GSOC has extensive powers under the Garda Síochána Act 2005, as amended, to enable it to carry out its responsibilities.

The assigned annual budgets for GSOC since 2017 are as follows:

2017

2018

2019

€9,577,000.00

€10,051,000.00

€10,658,000.00

The budget allocation for 2020 is €11,181,000.00.

I can assure the Deputy that resources and funding are kept under ongoing review to ensure that GSOC is enabled to continue to operate effectively, efficiently and in accordance with its statutory remit.