Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (704, 705)

Paul McAuliffe

Ceist:

704. Deputy Paul McAuliffe asked the Minister for Justice the allocation of gardaí to the K district, Dublin by station. [26564/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Paul McAuliffe

Ceist:

705. Deputy Paul McAuliffe asked the Minister for Justice the allocation of gardaí to the H district, Dublin by station. [26565/20]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 704 and 705 together.

The Deputy will be aware that the Garda Commissioner is by law responsible for the management of An Garda Síochána, including personnel matters and deployment of resources.  As Minister, I have no responsibility for these matters.  I am assured, however, that Garda management keeps the distribution of resources under continual review in the context of crime trends and policing priorities, to ensure their optimum use.

The resources provided to An Garda Síochána have reached unprecedented levels, with an allocation for 2020 of €1.88 billion. This level of funding is enabling sustained, ongoing recruitment of Garda members and staff and as a result, An Garda Síochána is a growing organisation. There are now almost 14,700 Gardaí nationwide, supported by over 3,000 Garda staff and these numbers are continuing to grow.  Taken together, this increase in the number of Garda members and staff is delivering a significant growth in operational policing hours nationwide.

The K District  referred to by the Deputy is located within the DMR West Division. This District refers to the Garda stations located at  Blanchardstown, Finglas and Cabra. I am informed by the Garda authorities that the number of Gardaí stationed in the requested Garda Stations as of 31 August 2020 is as follows: 

GARDA STATISTICS MONTH ENDING  31 August 2020

Division

District

Station

GD

SG

IN

SU

CS

Total

DMR WEST

BLANCHARDSTOWN     

BLANCHARDSTOWN   

157

25

6

2

1

191

 

 

CABRA                   

54

8

 

 

 

62

 

 

FINGLAS                 

87

7

1

 

 

95

 

 

TOTAL

298

40

7

2

1

348

The H District  referred to by the Deputy is located within the DMR North Division. This District refers to the Garda stations located at  Ballymun, Dublin Airport and Santry. I am informed by the Garda authorities that the number of Gardaí stationed in the requested Garda Stations as of 31 August 2020 is as follows:

GARDA STATISTICS MONTH ENDING 31 August 2020

Division

District

Station

GD

SG

IN

SU

CS

Total

DMR NORTH

BALLYMUN

BALLYMUN   

114

15

5

2

1

137

 

 

DUBLIN AIRPORT      

31

7

 

 

 

38

 

 

SANTRY                    

79

12

1

 

 

92

 

 

TOTAL

224

34

6

2

1

267

The Deputy may wish to know that detailed information in relation to Garda numbers is available on my Department’s website.  This information is updated every month with the latest data provided by An Garda Síochána, at the following link:

www.justice.ie/en/JELR/002_Garda_Numbers_by_Division_District_and_Station_2009_to_July_2020.xlsx/Files/002_Garda_Numbers_by_Division_District_and_Station_2009_to_July_2020.xlsx.

Additional information on Garda staff, the Garda Workforce and other facts and figures are available at the following link:

www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/An_Garda_Siochana_facts_and_figures.