The Deputy will be aware that under Section 26 (1) (b) of the Garda Síochána Act 2005 the Garda Commissioner is responsible for the management and administration of An Garda Síochána including personnel/human resources matters. In addition, under Section 43(1) of the Garda Síochána Act 2005 the Garda Commissioner is the Accounting Officer of An Garda Síochána and is responsible for the overtime budget. Therefore, as Minister I have no direct role in these matters.
However, in order to be of assistance, I have made appropriate enquiries and I am informed by the Garda authorities that the amount of overtime paid to members of An Garda Síochána by rank and by county from March to 23rd September 2020 is as outlined in the table below;
Expenditure on Garda Overtime by Division and rank from March to September 23 2020
Expenditure of Overtime by Garda Division and Rank