Thursday, 10 September 2020

Ceisteanna (184, 190, 192)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

184. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice the total strength of An Garda Síochána as of 1 June in each of the past five years to date and on 1 June 2020; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23241/20]

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Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

190. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice the number of extra gardaí who have been provided for police work at various locations throughout the country in the past 12 months; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23247/20]

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Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

192. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice the current strength of An Garda Síochána at the various Garda stations throughout County Kildare; the degree to which numbers have fluctuated in the past 12 months; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23249/20]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 184, 190 and 192 together.

As the Deputy will appreciate, it is the Garda Commissioner who is responsible for the distribution of resources, including personnel, among the various Garda Divisions.  As Minister, I have no direct role in the matter.  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.

The Garda strength of all Divisions, as provided by the Commissioner, is available on my Department’s website through the link below.

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