124. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí that undertook each category of Garda driving training course in each of the years 2016 to 2017 and to date in 2018; the frequency with which each category of driving test are held; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 20539/18 asked on 10 May 2018 - Garda Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): As you will appreciate, it is the Garda Commissioner who is responsible for carrying on and managing and controlling generally the administration and business of An Garda Síochána including by arranging for the training of the members and civilian staff of An Garda Síochána and I, as Minister, have no direct role in the matter.
I have requested the specific information sought by the Deputy from the Commissioner and I will write to him ...

131. Deputy Alan Farrell asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of vehicles in the Garda fleet; the number of vehicles brought into and taken out of service, respectively by vehicle type since 2011, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 20660/18 asked on 10 May 2018 - Garda Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The Government’s Capital Plan 2016 – 2021 provides €46 million for investment in the Garda fleet, to ensure that An Garda Síochána has a modern, effective and fit for purpose fleet and this is in addition to the investment of almost €30 million in the period 2013 to 2015. In total, in the period 2013 to 2017, almost €44 million has been invested in the fleet.
As the Deputy will appreciate, decisions in relation to the provision and all...

132. Deputy Alan Farrell asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of Garda personnel; the stations to which new recruits have been posted since 2016, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 20661/18 asked on 10 May 2018 - Garda Data)

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...

135. Deputy Alan Farrell asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the personnel stationed in the Garda Training College in Templemore by rank, including those seconded to Templemore; the field in which each operates; the number of non-sworn personnel; the fields in which each operate; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 20664/18 asked on 10 May 2018 - Garda Data)

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 for carrying on and managing and controlling generally the administration and business of An Garda Síochána, including by arranging for the training of its members and civilian staff and I, as Minister, have no direct role in the matter. 
The information sought by the Deputy ...

105. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 217 of 21 March 2018, when a reply will issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 19225/18 asked on 02 May 2018 - Garda Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The Deputy will appreciate that the management of the Garda Vote is the responsibility of the Garda Commissioner as the accounting officer for An Garda Síochána. Further, decisions in relation to the provision and allocation of Garda resources including the awarding of contracts are a matter for the Garda Commissioner in light of his identified operational demands and the availability of resources. In this context, the Commissioner is ...

269. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Justice and Equality to set out in tabular form the motor vehicles disposed of in 2017 that had been seized by An Garda Síochána; when the vehicles were seized, the age of the vehicles when sold; the price secured for the vehicles; the make and model of each vehicle; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 17490/18 asked on 24 Apr 2018 - Garda Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I can inform the Deputy that An Garda Síochána has provided the information requested by the Deputy and this is set out in the following tabular statement. The Garda data concerns vehicles sold by public auction through the Garda Auctioneering Supplier. It should be noted that end-of-life vehicles not suitable for sale by auction are disposed of in accordance with waste management legislation. I am informed by An Garda Síochána that in...

284. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of new Garda recruits assigned to each Garda station in the Cork west division in each of the years 2014 to 2017 and to date in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 17800/18 asked on 24 Apr 2018 - Garda Data)

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 ...

170. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to the Garda R and J Districts in each of the years 2015 to 2017 and to date in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 17140/18 asked on 19 Apr 2018 - Garda Data)

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. 
The areas referre...

40. Deputy Timmy Dooley asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of new Garda recruits assigned to each Garda station in County Clare in each of the years 2014 to 2017 and to date in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 16560/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Garda Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I should say at the outset that the distribution of Garda personnel, including the allocation of newly attested Gardaí, is exclusively the statutory responsibility of the Garda Commissioner. 
Notwithstanding the Commissioner’s responsibility, I have provided for the record, in tabular form, the detailed information requested by the Deputy.  
I am informed by the Garda Commissioner that, as of the 28 February 2018, the latest date for w...

47. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of new Garda recruits assigned to each Garda station in County Westmeath in each of the years 2014 to 2017 and to date in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 16579/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Garda Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I should say at the outset that the distribution of Garda personnel, including the allocation of newly attested Gardaí, is exclusively the statutory responsibility of the Garda Commissioner. 
Notwithstanding the Commissioner’s responsibility, I have provided for the record, in tabular form, the detailed information requested by the Deputy.  
I am informed by the Garda Commissioner that, as of the 28 February 2018, the latest date for w...

48. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of new Garda recruits assigned to each Garda station in County Galway in each of the years 2014 to 2017 and to date in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 16561/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Garda Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I should say at the outset that the distribution of Garda personnel, including the allocation of newly attested Gardaí, is exclusively the statutory responsibility of the Garda Commissioner. 
Notwithstanding the Commissioner’s responsibility, I have provided for the record, in tabular form, the detailed information requested by the Deputy.  
I am informed by the Garda Commissioner that, as of the 28 February 2018, the latest date for w...

51. Deputy Declan Breathnach asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of new Garda recruits assigned to each Garda station in County Louth in each of the years 2014 to 2017 and to date in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 16571/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Garda Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I should say at the outset that the distribution of Garda personnel, including the allocation of newly attested Gardaí, is exclusively the statutory responsibility of the Garda Commissioner. 
Notwithstanding the Commissioner’s responsibility, I have provided for the record, in tabular form, the detailed information requested by the Deputy.  
I am informed by the Garda Commissioner that, as of the 28 February 2018, the latest date for w...

52. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of new Garda recruits assigned to each Garda station in county Tipperary in each of the years 2014 to 2017 and to date in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 16583/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Garda Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I should say at the outset that the distribution of Garda personnel, including the allocation of newly attested Gardaí, is exclusively the statutory responsibility of the Garda Commissioner. 
Notwithstanding the Commissioner’s responsibility, I have provided for the record, in tabular form, the detailed information requested by the Deputy.  
I am informed by the Garda Commissioner that, as of the 28 February 2018, the latest date for w...

55. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of new Garda recruits assigned to each Garda station in County Kerry in each of the years 2014 to 2017 and to date in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 16556/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Garda Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I should say at the outset that the distribution of Garda personnel, including the allocation of newly attested Gardaí, is exclusively the statutory responsibility of the Garda Commissioner. 
Notwithstanding the Commissioner’s responsibility, I have provided for the record, in tabular form, the detailed information requested by the Deputy.  
I am informed by the Garda Commissioner that, as of the 28 February 2018, the latest date for w...

56. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of new Garda recruits assigned to each Garda station in counties Laois and Offaly in each of the years 2014 to 2017 and to date in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 16546/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Garda Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I should say at the outset that the distribution of Garda personnel, including the allocation of newly attested Gardaí, is exclusively the statutory responsibility of the Garda Commissioner. 
Notwithstanding the Commissioner’s responsibility, I have provided for the record, in tabular form, the detailed information requested by the Deputy.  
I am informed by the Garda Commissioner that, as of the 28 February 2018, the latest date for w...

57. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of new Garda recruits assigned to each Garda station in County Waterford in each of the years 2014 to 2017 and to date in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 16549/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Garda Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I should say at the outset that the distribution of Garda personnel, including the allocation of newly attested Gardaí, is exclusively the statutory responsibility of the Garda Commissioner. 
Notwithstanding the Commissioner’s responsibility, I have provided for the record, in tabular form, the detailed information requested by the Deputy.  
I am informed by the Garda Commissioner that, as of the 28 February 2018, the latest date for w...

60. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of new Garda recruits assigned to each Garda station in County Limerick in each of the years 2014 to 2017 and to date in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 16557/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Garda Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I should say at the outset that the distribution of Garda personnel, including the allocation of newly attested Gardaí, is exclusively the statutory responsibility of the Garda Commissioner. 
Notwithstanding the Commissioner’s responsibility, I have provided for the record, in tabular form, the detailed information requested by the Deputy.  
I am informed by the Garda Commissioner that, as of the 28 February 2018, the latest date for w...

65. Deputy Eugene Murphy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of new Garda recruits assigned to each Garda station in counties Longford and Roscommon in each of the years 2014 to 2017 and to date in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 16582/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Garda Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 65, 70, 76, 79, 80, 89, 581 and 582 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...

70. Deputy Pat The Cope Gallagher asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of new Garda recruits assigned to each Garda station in County Donegal in each of the years 2014 to 2017 and to date in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 16567/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Garda Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 65, 70, 76, 79, 80, 89, 581 and 582 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...

72. Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to core Garda units in the Cork city Garda division compared to 2010; and his views on same. (Question 16544/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Garda Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 72 and 85 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 is ...

76. Deputy Marc MacSharry asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of new Garda recruits assigned to each Garda station in counties Sligo and Leitrim in each of the years 2014 to 2017 and to date in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 16565/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Garda Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 65, 70, 76, 79, 80, 89, 581 and 582 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...

79. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of new Garda recruits assigned to each Garda station in County Meath in each of the years 2014 to 2017 and to date in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 16573/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Garda Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 65, 70, 76, 79, 80, 89, 581 and 582 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...

80. Deputy Margaret Murphy O’Mahony asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of new Garda recruits assigned to each Garda station in west 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 16551/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Garda Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 65, 70, 76, 79, 80, 89, 581 and 582 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...

85. Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí allocated to core Garda units now compared to 2010; and his views on whether consideration should be given to reviewing the 2021 Garda strength targets. (Question 16542/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Garda Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 72 and 85 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 is ...

89. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of new Garda recruits assigned to each Garda station in County Kildare in each of the years 2014 to 2017 and to date in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 16575/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Garda Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 65, 70, 76, 79, 80, 89, 581 and 582 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...