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Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 4 May 2022

Wednesday, 4 May 2022

Ceisteanna (388)

Jim O'Callaghan

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388. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice the number and percentage of the Garda fleet within the Waterford division that are aged less than one year, between one and three years, three to six year, six to ten years, and over ten years of age as of 22 April; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21898/22]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

The Deputy will be aware that, under the Garda Síochána Act 2005 (as amended), the Garda Commissioner is responsible for the management and administration of An Garda Síochána. The allocation of Garda resources is a matter for the Commissioner, in light of identified operational demands. As Minister, I have no role in these independent functions. 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.

Budget 2022 provides in excess of an unprecedented €2 billion, of which I am informed that €12m has been allocated for investment in the Garda fleet, which will mean more high visibility policing in our towns and cities.

I am advised by the Garda authorities that the table below sets out the Waterford Divisional fleet by age.

Waterford Divisional Fleet by age as at 29 April 2022

Age

No. of Vehicles

%

< 1 year

6

8.5%

1-3 years

17

23.9%

3-6 years

20

28.2%

6-10 years

27

38%

10+ years

1

1.4%

Waterford Division

71

100%

The Deputy may also wish to be aware that An Garda Síochána publish information on Garda fleet, including a Divisional/District monthly breakdown, on their website at: www.garda.ie/en/about-us/our-departments/finance-services/finance-fleet-management.html.

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