Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 21 March 2024

Public Accounts Committee

Appropriation Accounts 2022
Vote 20 - An Garda Síochána

9:30 am

Photo of Catherine MurphyCatherine Murphy (Kildare North, Social Democrats)
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On the use of overtime, between 2020 and 2023 almost half a billion euro was used on overtime. There are also additional payments for travel and subsistence. For people who are doing overtime, such as those who are bussed in from outside of Dublin to Dublin for overtime or for special events and things like that, for example, there are probably additional amounts of travel and subsistence. That is an enormous of money in overtime that I presume makes up for the deficit in the number of gardaí the force should have. Is that an appropriate way to do things? Is the expense value for money in terms of policing?