Written answers

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Department of Justice, Equality and Defence

Garda Equipment

9:00 pm

Photo of Michael Healy-RaeMichael Healy-Rae (Kerry South, Independent)
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Question 540: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding a Garda car; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8455/12]

Photo of Alan ShatterAlan Shatter (Minister, Department of Justice, Equality and Defence; Dublin South, Fine Gael)
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The provision and allocation of Garda resources, including transport, is a matter for the Garda Commissioner.

I am advised by the Garda authorities that the allocation of Garda transport at District, Divisional and Regional levels is subject to ongoing review to ensure that optimum use is made of Garda resources and the best possible Garda service is provided to the public.

I am further advised that provision has been made in the Garda Vote for 2012 to acquire new Garda vehicles which will be deployed in accordance with An Garda Síochána’s identified policing requirements and the availability of financial resources. In that context I understand that the needs of the area referred to by the Deputy will be fully considered.

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