Written answers

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Department of Justice and Equality

Garda Equipment

Photo of Niamh SmythNiamh Smyth (Cavan-Monaghan, Fianna Fail)
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334. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of Garda stations in counties Cavan and Monaghan that do not have the PULSE system in place in each respective station; the location of each; if there are plans to install these systems; the timeframe for installation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2856/20]

Photo of Charles FlanaganCharles Flanagan (Laois-Offaly, Fine Gael)
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In accordance with the Garda Síochána Act 2005, the Garda Commissioner is responsible for the management and control of An Garda Síochána and the efficient and effective use of resources. This includes responsibility for Garda ICT.  As Minister, I have no responsibility for these matters.

I have been informed by the Garda authorities that all operational Garda Stations in the Cavan/Monaghan Garda Division are networked and fitted with PULSE computer equipment.

The Deputy may be aware that the Emyvale Garda Station suffered fire damage on 29 October 2019 and is not currently operational.  Refurbishment of this station is being is progressed by the Garda authorities working in close cooperation with the Office of Public Works. I am informed that Emyvale will be provided with a new network service to replace the fire damaged equipment following completion of this refurbishment process.


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