Written answers

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Department of Justice and Equality

An Garda Síochána

Photo of Colm BurkeColm Burke (Cork North Central, Fine Gael)
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151. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of disciplinary proceedings taken against individual members of An Garda Síochána in 2018, 2019 and 2020; the number of these cases which are currently pending; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [57862/21]

Photo of Helen McEnteeHelen McEntee (Meath East, Fine Gael)
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As the Deputy will be aware, the Garda Commissioner is responsible for the management and administration of An Garda Síochána under the provisions of the Garda Síochána Act 2005 (as amended). The Commissioner is also responsible for the maintenance of Garda discipline under the Garda Discipline Regulations. As Minister, I play no role in these independent functions.

To be of assistance to the Deputy, the Garda authorities have provided me with the following two tables. The first outlines the number of internally generated discipline matters under the Garda Síochána Discipline Regulations and the second outlines the number of discipline matters arising from complaints to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission.

Internal Discipline (matters that originated internally)

Year Files Opened Files Still Pending
2018 284 73
2019 291 93
2020 300 114
Total 875 280

GSOC Complaints (matters that originated as a result of GSOC Complaints – Section 94(1), 94(5) and Section 95 Investigations)

Year File Opened Files Still Pending
2018 865 1
2019 726 17
2020 666 85
Total 2257 103


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