Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Thursday, 9 May 2019
Public Accounts Committee
2017 Annual Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General and Appropriation Accounts
Vote 20 - An Garda Síochána
Chapter 7 - Management of Overtime Expenditure in An Garda Síochána
Mr. Drew Harris:
It must be recognised that between 2014 and 2022 we will increase as an organisation in personnel terms by about 35%, so there are stresses on our estate. We are working closely with the OPW to resolve those. We have specifically three projects around new builds that we wish to advance as well. That will ease some of the pressures around our older buildings. We have also engaged with the OPW on further accommodation issues because we are under a lot of accommodation pressure going forward.