Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (690)

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

690. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice if An Garda Síochána has requested further funding since the last round of supplementary estimates. [26308/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I can inform the Deputy that there is ongoing engagement with An Garda Síochána in relation to budgetary matters including the additional costs arising from the response to the Covid-19 pandemic.  The Deputy will be aware that as part of the Government's July Stimulus Package, an additional €11 million in capital funding has been made available for the Garda Vote. 

All aspects of the 2020 budget will continue to be kept under review over the coming  months, including any requirements for further additional funding, and of course there is extensive engagement with the Garda authorities and with the Department of Expenditure and Reform in the context of preparing for the 2021 Estimates.