185. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of sergeants, inspectors and superintendents, respectively in County Wexford on 21 April 2011 and on 21 April 2018; the district to which each person was posted; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 18681/18 asked on 01 May 2018 - Garda Deployment)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 185 and 186 together.
As the Deputy will appreciate, the Garda Commissioner 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 ...

186. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the date upon which each superintendent was appointed to the Enniscorthy Garda district in each year since 2010; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 18682/18 asked on 01 May 2018 - Garda Deployment)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 185 and 186 together.
As the Deputy will appreciate, the Garda Commissioner 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 ...

193. Deputy Jim O’Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí assigned to each Garda station in each division within the Dublin metropolitan region in 2017 and to date in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 19017/18 asked on 01 May 2018 - Garda Deployment)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): 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.
I am informed by ...

104. Deputy Jim O’Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí assigned to the detection and prosecution of drugs offences in each of the years 2010 to 2017 and to date in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 18104/18 asked on 25 Apr 2018 - Garda Deployment)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): 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.
I am informed by t...

111. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the Garda allocation in each Garda station in the DMR north and DMR north central areas by grade for each year since 2010; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 18220/18 asked on 25 Apr 2018 - Garda Deployment)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): 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. 
I am informed by ...

263. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the Garda numbers for the Cork city Garda division in 2007 and 2011; the current strength in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 17403/18 asked on 24 Apr 2018 - Garda Deployment)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): 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. 
I am informed by ...

264. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Justice and Equality to outline the reason a superintendent who was to take up a position at a County Limerick Garda station was appointed last week to head up the national vetting bureau, Thurles, County Tipperary (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 17432/18 asked on 24 Apr 2018 - Garda Deployment)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): As the Deputy will be aware the Government approved the Five Year Reform and High-level Workforce Plan for An Garda Síochána in July 2016. The plan encompasses the agreed recommendations of the Garda Inspectorate Report “Changing Policing in Ireland” and the Programme for a Partnership Government commitment to expand the Garda work force.
In relation to civilian staff, the Plan sets a medium term target of 20% civilians of the overall...

265. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Justice and Equality to set out the number of sergeants and inspectors in County Wexford; the stations in which they are based; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 17445/18 asked on 24 Apr 2018 - Garda Deployment)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): As the Deputy will appreciate, the Garda Commissioner 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.
I am informed by the Commiss...

175. Deputy Seán Crowe asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to provide more gardaí to Athy, County Kildare. (Question 17192/18 asked on 19 Apr 2018 - Garda Deployment)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): 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. 
I am informed by ...

42. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of new Garda recruits assigned to each Garda station in north County Cork in each of the years 2014 to 2017 and to date in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 16553/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Garda Deployment)

Deputy Michael Moynihan: Will the Minister also make a statement on the wider policing situation in north Cork?
 ...

44. Deputy Bobby Aylward asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of new Garda recruits assigned to each Garda station in counties Carlow and Kilkenny in each of the years 2014 to 2017 and to date in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 16547/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Garda Deployment)

Deputy Charles Flanagan: The distribution of Garda personnel, including the allocation of newly attested gardaí, is the statutory responsibility of the Garda Commissioner. Notwithstanding this, I have provided in tabular form the detailed information requested by the Deputy. He will be aware from the replies to his previous questions that we are anxious to ensure the acting Commissioner will be able to provide additional resources across all divisions, including Kilkenny and Carlow, as new Gar...

45. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of new Garda recruits assigned to each Garda station in County Wicklow in each of the years 2014 to 2017 and to date in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 16578/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Garda Deployment)

Deputy Charles Flanagan: I thank Deputy Casey for his question. I am informed by the Garda Commissioner that as of 28 February 2018, the latest date for which figures are available, the strength of the Wicklow division was 306. When appropriate, the work of local gardaí is supported by a number of Garda national units such as the national bureau of criminal investigation, the armed support units, the Garda national economic crime bureau and the Garda national drugs and organised crime bureau. ...

542. Deputy Jim O’Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the extra gardaí that will be required post-Brexit if there is a hard or soft border; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 15659/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Garda Deployment)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): 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. 
I am advised by t...

583. Deputy Fiona O’Loughlin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality to set down the manning levels as of 1 March 2018 in all Garda stations in counties Kildare, Laois and Offaly; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 16648/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Garda Deployment)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 583 and 584 together.
As the Deputy will appreciate, the Garda Commissioner 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 i...

584. Deputy Fiona O’Loughlin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality to set down the number of community gardaí allocated to stations in counties Kildare, Laois and Offaly; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 16649/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Garda Deployment)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 583 and 584 together.
As the Deputy will appreciate, the Garda Commissioner 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 i...

599. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí stationed in Whitehall Garda station at the time of its closure; the number of gardaí stationed in Santry and Ballymun Garda stations at that time; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 16711/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Garda Deployment)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 599 and 600 together.
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 op...

600. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí servicing the area previously covered by Ballymun, Santry and Whitehall Garda stations; if these gardaí are exclusively operating from Ballymun Garda station; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 16712/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Garda Deployment)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 599 and 600 together.
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 op...

217. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when additional Garda personnel and resources will be allocated to the Cavan and Monaghan Division; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 14801/18 asked on 29 Mar 2018 - Garda Deployment)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 217 and 218 together.
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 opt...

218. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when additional resources will be provided to the Cavan and Monaghan Garda Division to develop an adequate community policing service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 14802/18 asked on 29 Mar 2018 - Garda Deployment)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 217 and 218 together.
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 opt...

310. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí assigned to each county in each of the years 2011 to 2017, and to date in 2018, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 12026/18 asked on 20 Mar 2018 - Garda Deployment)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): As the Deputy will appreciate, the Garda Commissioner 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.
I am informed by the Commis...

311. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí assigned to Donegal town Garda station; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 12028/18 asked on 20 Mar 2018 - Garda Deployment)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 311 and 314 together.
As the Deputy will appreciate, the Garda Commissioner 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 ...

314. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí assigned to each Garda station in County Donegal in each of the years 2008 to 2017 in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 12031/18 asked on 20 Mar 2018 - Garda Deployment)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 311 and 314 together.
As the Deputy will appreciate, the Garda Commissioner 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 ...

352. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of Garda inspectors in counties Cavan and Monaghan; the vacancies in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 12628/18 asked on 20 Mar 2018 - Garda Deployment)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 352 to 354, inclusive, together.
As the Deputy will appreciate, the Garda Commissioner 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 o...

353. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when additional Garda personnel will be allocated to the Cavan and Monaghan Garda division in view of the level of crime in the area and the additional policing demands due to a land border with another jurisdiction; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 12629/18 asked on 20 Mar 2018 - Garda Deployment)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 352 to 354, inclusive, together.
As the Deputy will appreciate, the Garda Commissioner 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 o...

354. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if his attention has been drawn to the need to provide additional Garda personnel and resources to the Cavan and Monaghan Garda division in view of the particular policing needs of that Border division; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 12630/18 asked on 20 Mar 2018 - Garda Deployment)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 352 to 354, inclusive, together.
As the Deputy will appreciate, the Garda Commissioner 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 o...