Thursday, 21 October 2021
Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions
An Garda Síochána
Deputy Pringle keeps a strong watch on the number of gardaí because it is so important to have the necessary gardaí in place. As I said, the deployment of gardaí is a matter for the Garda Commissioner. I would hope that the additional gardaí going into training this year and next year will be distributed as necessary throughout the country, as they become available to the Commissioner.
I know Donegal well. It is a little similar to County Wexford where I am from. It is a long county with lots of towns spread throughout, as opposed to having one major metropolis in the county.
I have no say in where gardaí are deployed but hope the additional gardaí will be deployed fairly.