Written answers

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Department of Justice and Equality

Garda Reserve

Photo of John LahartJohn Lahart (Dublin South West, Fianna Fail)
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222. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of reserve gardaí in the force in each year since 2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20569/19]

Photo of Charles FlanaganCharles Flanagan (Laois, Fine Gael)
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As the Deputy will appreciate, it is the Garda Commissioner who is responsible for the distribution of resources, including personnel, among the various Garda Divisions and I, as Minister, have no direct role in the matter.

Garda management keeps this distribution of resources under continual review in the context of crime trends and policing priorities so as to ensure that the optimum use is made of these resources.

The Garda Reserve strength in each of the years from 2009 to 31 March 2019 , as provided by the Garda Commissioner is available on my Department’s website:

www.justice.ie/en/JELR/006_Garda_Reserve_Strength_2009_to_March_2019.xlsx/Files/006_Garda_Reserve_Strength_2009_to_March_2019.xlsx.

For more general information on Garda Facts and Figures please see: .

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