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331. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the cost of the presence of An Garda Síochána at Shannon Airport in County Clare protecting civilian troop carriers and military aeroplanes of the US, by month in 2015; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6877/16]

338. Deputy Mick Wallace asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the cost of having An Garda Síochána at Shannon Airport in County Clare protecting civilian troop carriers or military planes of the United States of America by month in 2015; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6988/16]

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Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I propose to take Questions Nos. 331 and 338 together.
The deployment of Gardaí at Shannon Airport is aimed primarily at protecting the safety of passengers and other people working at and using the airport. I am informed by the Garda Authorities that the cost to An Garda Síochána of deployment at Shannon airport was €1,231,671 in 2015 comprising salaries and other pay and non-pay related expenditure and the breakdown of that expenditure by month is set out in the following table.

Month in 2015
Expenditure
January
€107,928
February
€86,833
March
€105,202
April
€105,572
May
€96,355
June
€94,392
July
€107,434
August
€105,640
September
€99,955
October
€123,827
November
€96,465
December
€102,068
Total
€1,231,671