114. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of Garda Reserves who have been recruited to date in 2017; the number of Garda Reserves and the number of Garda Reserves at January 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 51700/17 asked on 05 Dec 2017 - Garda Reserve)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): As the Deputy will appreciate, the Garda Commissioner is responsible for the recruitment and training of the Garda Reserve and the distribution of resources, including personnel, among the various Garda Divisions and I, as Minister, have no direct role in the matter.
I am advised by the Commissioner that the strength of the Reserve on the 31 January 2017 was 690 as compared to 603 on the 31 October 2017. It is regrettable that there h...

281. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to increase the number of Garda reservists to police rural crime. (Question 52050/17 asked on 05 Dec 2017 - Garda Reserve)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): As the Deputy will appreciate, the Garda Commissioner is responsible for the recruitment and training of the Garda Reserve and 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...

173. Deputy Jim O’Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of Garda reserves serving in An Garda Síochána as of 24 November 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 51303/17 asked on 29 Nov 2017 - Garda Reserve)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 173 and 177 together.
As the Deputy will appreciate, the Garda Commissioner is responsible for the recruitment and training of the Garda Reserve and the distribution of resources, including personnel, among the various Garda Divisions and I, as Minister, have no direct role in the matter.
The “Programme for a Partnership Government” includes a commitment to double the Garda Reserve to act in a supporti...

177. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the strength of the Garda Reserve by Garda division on 31 October 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 50726/17 asked on 29 Nov 2017 - Garda Reserve)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 173 and 177 together.
As the Deputy will appreciate, the Garda Commissioner is responsible for the recruitment and training of the Garda Reserve and the distribution of resources, including personnel, among the various Garda Divisions and I, as Minister, have no direct role in the matter.
The “Programme for a Partnership Government” includes a commitment to double the Garda Reserve to act in a supporti...

225. Deputy Jim O’Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the first and full year cost of increasing the strength of the Garda Reserve by 50 members; and the cost for the second, third, fourth and fifth year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 51053/17 asked on 29 Nov 2017 - Garda Reserve)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 225 to 249, inclusive, together.
The Deputy will be aware that the Government has in place a commitment for 2000 Reserve Members by 2021.
It is regrettable that the strength of the Reserve as of 30 September 2017 (the latest date for which figures are available) was 607. However, this is partly attributable to a substantial number of Reserves joining the Gardaí as full-time members in recent years. 
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226. Deputy Jim O’Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the first and full year cost of increasing the strength of the Garda Reserve by 100 members; the cost for the second, third, fourth and fifth year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 51054/17 asked on 29 Nov 2017 - Garda Reserve)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 225 to 249, inclusive, together.
The Deputy will be aware that the Government has in place a commitment for 2000 Reserve Members by 2021.
It is regrettable that the strength of the Reserve as of 30 September 2017 (the latest date for which figures are available) was 607. However, this is partly attributable to a substantial number of Reserves joining the Gardaí as full-time members in recent years. 
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227. Deputy Jim O’Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the first and full year cost of increasing the strength of the Garda Reserve by 120 members; the cost for the second, third, fourth and fifth year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 51055/17 asked on 29 Nov 2017 - Garda Reserve)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 225 to 249, inclusive, together.
The Deputy will be aware that the Government has in place a commitment for 2000 Reserve Members by 2021.
It is regrettable that the strength of the Reserve as of 30 September 2017 (the latest date for which figures are available) was 607. However, this is partly attributable to a substantial number of Reserves joining the Gardaí as full-time members in recent years. 
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228. Deputy Jim O’Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the first and full year cost of increasing the strength of the Garda Reserve by 150 members; the cost for the second, third, fourth and fifth year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 51056/17 asked on 29 Nov 2017 - Garda Reserve)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 225 to 249, inclusive, together.
The Deputy will be aware that the Government has in place a commitment for 2000 Reserve Members by 2021.
It is regrettable that the strength of the Reserve as of 30 September 2017 (the latest date for which figures are available) was 607. However, this is partly attributable to a substantial number of Reserves joining the Gardaí as full-time members in recent years. 
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229. Deputy Jim O’Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the first and full year cost of increasing the strength of the Garda Reserve by 200 members; the cost for the second, third, fourth and fifth year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 51057/17 asked on 29 Nov 2017 - Garda Reserve)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 225 to 249, inclusive, together.
The Deputy will be aware that the Government has in place a commitment for 2000 Reserve Members by 2021.
It is regrettable that the strength of the Reserve as of 30 September 2017 (the latest date for which figures are available) was 607. However, this is partly attributable to a substantial number of Reserves joining the Gardaí as full-time members in recent years. 
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230. Deputy Jim O’Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the first and full year cost of increasing the strength of the Garda Reserve by 250 members; the cost for the second, third, fourth and fifth year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 51058/17 asked on 29 Nov 2017 - Garda Reserve)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 225 to 249, inclusive, together.
The Deputy will be aware that the Government has in place a commitment for 2000 Reserve Members by 2021.
It is regrettable that the strength of the Reserve as of 30 September 2017 (the latest date for which figures are available) was 607. However, this is partly attributable to a substantial number of Reserves joining the Gardaí as full-time members in recent years. 
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231. Deputy Jim O’Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the first and full year cost of increasing the strength of the Garda Reserve by 300 members; the cost for the second, third, fourth and fifth year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 51059/17 asked on 29 Nov 2017 - Garda Reserve)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 225 to 249, inclusive, together.
The Deputy will be aware that the Government has in place a commitment for 2000 Reserve Members by 2021.
It is regrettable that the strength of the Reserve as of 30 September 2017 (the latest date for which figures are available) was 607. However, this is partly attributable to a substantial number of Reserves joining the Gardaí as full-time members in recent years. 
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232. Deputy Jim O’Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the first and full year cost of increasing the strength of the Garda Reserve by 400 members; the cost for the second, third, fourth and fifth year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 51060/17 asked on 29 Nov 2017 - Garda Reserve)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 225 to 249, inclusive, together.
The Deputy will be aware that the Government has in place a commitment for 2000 Reserve Members by 2021.
It is regrettable that the strength of the Reserve as of 30 September 2017 (the latest date for which figures are available) was 607. However, this is partly attributable to a substantial number of Reserves joining the Gardaí as full-time members in recent years. 
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233. Deputy Jim O’Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the first and full year cost of increasing the strength of the Garda Reserve by 500 members; the cost for the second, third, fourth and fifth year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 51061/17 asked on 29 Nov 2017 - Garda Reserve)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 225 to 249, inclusive, together.
The Deputy will be aware that the Government has in place a commitment for 2000 Reserve Members by 2021.
It is regrettable that the strength of the Reserve as of 30 September 2017 (the latest date for which figures are available) was 607. However, this is partly attributable to a substantial number of Reserves joining the Gardaí as full-time members in recent years. 
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234. Deputy Jim O’Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the first and full year cost of increasing the strength of the Garda Reserve by 600 members; the cost for the second, third, fourth and fifth year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 51062/17 asked on 29 Nov 2017 - Garda Reserve)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 225 to 249, inclusive, together.
The Deputy will be aware that the Government has in place a commitment for 2000 Reserve Members by 2021.
It is regrettable that the strength of the Reserve as of 30 September 2017 (the latest date for which figures are available) was 607. However, this is partly attributable to a substantial number of Reserves joining the Gardaí as full-time members in recent years. 
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235. Deputy Jim O’Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the first and full year cost of increasing the strength of the Garda Reserve by 700 members; the cost for the second, third, fourth and fifth year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 51063/17 asked on 29 Nov 2017 - Garda Reserve)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 225 to 249, inclusive, together.
The Deputy will be aware that the Government has in place a commitment for 2000 Reserve Members by 2021.
It is regrettable that the strength of the Reserve as of 30 September 2017 (the latest date for which figures are available) was 607. However, this is partly attributable to a substantial number of Reserves joining the Gardaí as full-time members in recent years. 
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236. Deputy Jim O’Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the first and full year cost of increasing the strength of the Garda Reserve by 800 members; the cost for the second, third, fourth and fifth year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 51064/17 asked on 29 Nov 2017 - Garda Reserve)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 225 to 249, inclusive, together.
The Deputy will be aware that the Government has in place a commitment for 2000 Reserve Members by 2021.
It is regrettable that the strength of the Reserve as of 30 September 2017 (the latest date for which figures are available) was 607. However, this is partly attributable to a substantial number of Reserves joining the Gardaí as full-time members in recent years. 
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237. Deputy Jim O’Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the first and full year cost of increasing the strength of the Garda Reserve by 900 members; the cost for the second, third, fourth and fifth year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 51065/17 asked on 29 Nov 2017 - Garda Reserve)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 225 to 249, inclusive, together.
The Deputy will be aware that the Government has in place a commitment for 2000 Reserve Members by 2021.
It is regrettable that the strength of the Reserve as of 30 September 2017 (the latest date for which figures are available) was 607. However, this is partly attributable to a substantial number of Reserves joining the Gardaí as full-time members in recent years. 
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238. Deputy Jim O’Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the first and full year cost of increasing the strength of the Garda Reserve by 1,000 members; the cost for the second, third, fourth and fifth year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 51066/17 asked on 29 Nov 2017 - Garda Reserve)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 225 to 249, inclusive, together.
The Deputy will be aware that the Government has in place a commitment for 2000 Reserve Members by 2021.
It is regrettable that the strength of the Reserve as of 30 September 2017 (the latest date for which figures are available) was 607. However, this is partly attributable to a substantial number of Reserves joining the Gardaí as full-time members in recent years. 
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239. Deputy Jim O’Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the first and full year cost of increasing the strength of the Garda Reserve by 1,200 members; the cost for the second, third, fourth and fifth year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 51067/17 asked on 29 Nov 2017 - Garda Reserve)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 225 to 249, inclusive, together.
The Deputy will be aware that the Government has in place a commitment for 2000 Reserve Members by 2021.
It is regrettable that the strength of the Reserve as of 30 September 2017 (the latest date for which figures are available) was 607. However, this is partly attributable to a substantial number of Reserves joining the Gardaí as full-time members in recent years. 
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240. Deputy Jim O’Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the first and full year cost of increasing the strength of the Garda Reserve by 1,400 members; the cost for the second, third, fourth and fifth year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 51068/17 asked on 29 Nov 2017 - Garda Reserve)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 225 to 249, inclusive, together.
The Deputy will be aware that the Government has in place a commitment for 2000 Reserve Members by 2021.
It is regrettable that the strength of the Reserve as of 30 September 2017 (the latest date for which figures are available) was 607. However, this is partly attributable to a substantial number of Reserves joining the Gardaí as full-time members in recent years. 
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241. Deputy Jim O’Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the first and full year cost of increasing the strength of the Garda Reserve by 1,500 members; the cost for the second, third, fourth and fifth year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 51069/17 asked on 29 Nov 2017 - Garda Reserve)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 225 to 249, inclusive, together.
The Deputy will be aware that the Government has in place a commitment for 2000 Reserve Members by 2021.
It is regrettable that the strength of the Reserve as of 30 September 2017 (the latest date for which figures are available) was 607. However, this is partly attributable to a substantial number of Reserves joining the Gardaí as full-time members in recent years. 
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242. Deputy Jim O’Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the first and full year cost of increasing the strength of the Garda Reserve by 1,600 members; the cost for the second, third, fourth and fifth year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 51070/17 asked on 29 Nov 2017 - Garda Reserve)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 225 to 249, inclusive, together.
The Deputy will be aware that the Government has in place a commitment for 2000 Reserve Members by 2021.
It is regrettable that the strength of the Reserve as of 30 September 2017 (the latest date for which figures are available) was 607. However, this is partly attributable to a substantial number of Reserves joining the Gardaí as full-time members in recent years. 
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243. Deputy Jim O’Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the first and full year cost of increasing the strength of the Garda Reserve by 1,700 members; the cost for the second, third, fourth and fifth year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 51071/17 asked on 29 Nov 2017 - Garda Reserve)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 225 to 249, inclusive, together.
The Deputy will be aware that the Government has in place a commitment for 2000 Reserve Members by 2021.
It is regrettable that the strength of the Reserve as of 30 September 2017 (the latest date for which figures are available) was 607. However, this is partly attributable to a substantial number of Reserves joining the Gardaí as full-time members in recent years. 
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244. Deputy Jim O’Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the first and full year cost of increasing the strength of the Garda Reserve by 1,800 members; the cost for the second, third, fourth and fifth year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 51072/17 asked on 29 Nov 2017 - Garda Reserve)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 225 to 249, inclusive, together.
The Deputy will be aware that the Government has in place a commitment for 2000 Reserve Members by 2021.
It is regrettable that the strength of the Reserve as of 30 September 2017 (the latest date for which figures are available) was 607. However, this is partly attributable to a substantial number of Reserves joining the Gardaí as full-time members in recent years. 
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245. Deputy Jim O’Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the first and full year cost of increasing the strength of the Garda Reserve by 2,000 members; the cost for the second, third, fourth and fifth year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 51073/17 asked on 29 Nov 2017 - Garda Reserve)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 225 to 249, inclusive, together.
The Deputy will be aware that the Government has in place a commitment for 2000 Reserve Members by 2021.
It is regrettable that the strength of the Reserve as of 30 September 2017 (the latest date for which figures are available) was 607. However, this is partly attributable to a substantial number of Reserves joining the Gardaí as full-time members in recent years. 
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