Written answers

Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Department of Justice and Equality

Garda Data

Patrick Costello (Dublin South Central, Green Party)
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602. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of districts and divisions of An Garda Síochána that have protective services units; and the number of personnel assigned to each, in tabular form. [8228/21]

Photo of Helen McEnteeHelen McEntee (Meath East, Fine Gael)
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As the Deputy will be aware, the Garda Commissioner has responsibility, by law, for the management and administration of An Garda Síochána and for the allocation and efficient use of Garda resources. This includes responsibility for the distribution of personnel across the various Garda Divisions.

I am informed by the Garda authorities that Divisional Protective Services Units have been rolled out nationwide. Rollout of these Units meets a key commitment in A Policing Service for our Future, the four-year implementation plan giving effect to the recommendations of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland.

I have been informed by An Garda Síochána that as of 11 January 2021, the number of personnel assigned to Divisional Protective Service Units is as set out in the following table:

Garda Region Garda Division Insp Sgt Gardaí Total
DMR DMR East 1 2 10 13
DMR DMR North Central 1 2 10 13
DMR DMR North 4 19 23
DMR DMR South Central 1 3 15 19
DMR DMR South 4 18 22
DMR (2 x Units) DMR West 1 4 23 28
Eastern Region Kildare 1 6 7
Eastern Region Kilkenny / Carlow 1 2 13 16
Eastern Region Laois / Offaly 1 6 7
Eastern Region Meath / Westmeath 1 2 10 13
Eastern Region Waterford 1 2 13 16
Eastern Region Wexford 1 4 5
Eastern Region Wicklow 2 10 12
North Western Region Cavan / Monaghan 1 2 10 13
North Western Region Donegal 1 1 5 7
North Western Region Galway 2 15 17
North Western Region Louth 1 2 10 13
North Western Region Mayo 1 8 9
North Western Region Roscommon / Longford 1 1 5 7
North Western Region Sligo / Leitrim 1 1 5 7
Southern Region Clare 1 1 5 7
Southern Region Cork City 1 2 14 17
Southern Region Cork West 1 2 10 13
Southern Region Cork North 2 8 10
Southern Region Kerry 1 9 10
Southern Region Limerick 1 1 12 14
Southern Region Tipperary 1 6 7
TOTAL 16 50 279 345

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