Thursday, 27 January 2011
Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform
I am informed by the Garda authorities that on the latest date for which figures are readily available, the personnel strength in each Garda Division was as set out as follows:
|DMR South Central||777||Tipperary||392||Sligo / Leitrim||324|
|DMR North Central||700||Cork City||701||Clare||328|
|DMR North||810||Cork North||311||Mayo||320|
|DMR East||475||Cork West||319||Galway||606|
|DMR South||632||Kerry||340||Roscommon /Longford||302|
|Wicklow||357||Cavan / Monaghan||394||Kildare||325|
|Laois / Offaly||332||Louth||315||Waterford||304|
Question 85: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform the current numbers of fully attested members of the Garda Síochána, recruits in training and members of the Garda Reserve; if it is anticipated that there will be any intake of recruits in the foreseeable future from those selected by the Public Appointments Service which has successfully undergone the physical competency test, medical examination and character vetting; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4465/11]
I am informed by the Garda authorities that as of the latest date for which figures are readily available, the personnel strength of An Garda Síochána was 14,364. The strength of the Garda Reserve was 703.
The National Recovery Plan 2011- 2014 outlines a reduction in the strength of An Garda Síochána to 13,000 by the end of 2014. This reduction, and the rate at which it is achieved through retirements, will be taken into account in determining when recruitment will re-commence.