Written answers

Tuesday, 12 October 2021

Department of Justice and Equality

An Garda Síochána

Photo of Pauline TullyPauline Tully (Cavan-Monaghan, Sinn Fein)
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445. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí by rank attached to the Cavan-Monaghan drugs unit as of 1 January 2020 and 5 October 2021, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49471/21]

Photo of Heather HumphreysHeather Humphreys (Cavan-Monaghan, Fine Gael)
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As the Deputy will be aware, under the Garda Síochána Act 2005, the Garda Commissioner is responsible for the administration and management of An Garda Síochána, including the stationing of Gardaí and their allocation to Garda units. As Minister for Justice, I have no role in these matters.

I am assured, however, that Garda management keeps this distribution of resources under continual review in the context of policing priorities and crime trends, to ensure their optimum use.

I am informed by the Garda authorities that the number of Gardaí attached to the Cavan-Monaghan Drugs unit on 31 December 2019 and on 30 September 2021, the most recent date available, is set out in the below table.

Cavan/Monaghan Sergeant Garda Total
31/12/2019 1 5 6
30/09/2021 1 2 3

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