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74. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of Garda Síochána stations and the number of gardaí in each station in County Westmeath, County Longford, County Roscommon and County Monaghan on 1 November 2010 and on 1 November 2015; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42422/15]

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Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): As the Deputy will appreciate, the Garda Commissioner is responsible for the distribution of personnel, among the Garda Regions, Divisions, and Districts. Garda management keep this distribution under continuing review taking into account crime trends and policing priorities so as to ensure that the best possible use is made of these resources.
I have been informed by the Garda Commissioner that list of stations and the number of Gardaí assigned to those stations in the Westmeath, Longford/Roscommon and the Cavan/Monaghan Divisions on the 31 October 2010 and on the 31 October 2015, the latest date for which figures are readily available, was as set out in the tables.
This Government is committed to ensuring that An Garda Síochána has the capacity to provide effective, visible policing throughout the country. A crucial element of the Government's strategy is ongoing seamless recruitment to renew An Garda Síochána. With this in mind Budget 2016 made provision for the recruitment of 600 new Gardaí next year bringing to 1,150 the number of new Gardaí that will be recruited since the reopening of the Garda College in Templemore in September 2014. So far 295 of those new recruits are fully attested and are on the ground in communities nationwide.
I was very pleased to announce the commencement of the recruitment campaign for 2016 last Friday, 27 November. It is being organised by the Public Appointments Service on behalf of the Garda Commissioner. Applications must be made through www.publicjobs.ie. The closing date for applications is Tuesday 5 January 2016. Successful candidates can expect to enter the Garda College from June 2016 onwards.
Westmeath, Roscommon/Longford and Cavan/Monaghan Divisions 31 October 2010

Division District Station Total
ATHLONE 66
BALLINAHOWN 1
BALLYMORE 2
GLASSON 2
KILBEGGAN 4
MOATE 17
ATHLONE Total 92
BALLYNACARGY 2
CASTLEPOLLARD 3
CASTLETOWN GEOGHEGAN 1
DELVIN 14
FINEA 1
KILLUCAN 5
KINNEGAD 6
MULLINGAR 132
MULTYFARNHAM 1
RATHOWEN 0
ROCHFORTBRIDGE 5
MULLINGAR Total 170
WESTMEATH Total 17 Stations 262

Division District Station Total
BOYLE 30
COOTEHALL 1
ELPHIN 2
KEADUE 1
ROOSKY 3
STROKESTOWN 4
TARMONBARRY 2
BOYLE Total 43
BALLAGHADERREEN 7
BALLINLOUGH 2
BALLINTUBBER 1
CASTLEREA 35
FRENCHPARK 3
LOUGHGLYNN 1
TULSK 2
CASTLEREA Total 51
ARDAGH 1
BALLINALEE 2
DRUMLISH 2
EDGEWORTHSTOWN 7
GRANARD 30
SMEAR 1
GRANARD Total 43
BALLYMAHON 6
KENAGH 1
LANESBORO 6
LONGFORD 63
NEWTOWNCASHEL 1
LONGFORD Total 77
ATHLEAGUE 2
BALLYFORAN 1
CLONARK 1
KNOCKCROGHERY 9
ROSCOMMON 75
TAUGHMACONNELL 1
ROSCOMMON Total 89
ROSCOMMON / LONGFORD Total 31 Stations 303

Division District Station Total
BAILIEBORO 40
BALLYJAMESDUFF 4
COOTEHILL 9
KINGSCOURT 6
MULLAGH 1
SHERCOCK 2
TULLYVIN 0
VIRGINIA 5
BAILIEBORO Total 67
BALLYCONNELL 29
BAWNBOY 1
BELTURBET 4
BLACKLION 4
DOWRA 2
KILLESHANDRA 2
SWANLINBAR 2
BALLYCONNELL Total 44
BALLYBAY 5
CARRICKMACROSS 51
CASTLEBLANEY 24
CORRINSHIGAGH 2
ROCKCORRY 1
SHANTONAGH 2
CARRICKMACROSS Total 85
ARVA 3
BALLINAGH 3
CAVAN 69
KILNALECK 4
REDHILLS 1
STRADONE 1
CAVAN Total 81
CLONES 9
CLONTIBRET 1
EMYVALE 4
MONAGHAN 101
NEWBLISS 1
SCOTSTOWN 4
SMITHBORO 0
MONAGHAN Total 120
CAVAN / MONAGHAN Total 34 Stations 397

Garda Divisions of Cavan/Monaghan, Roscommon/Longford and Westmeath on 31 October 2015
Division District Station Total
BAILIEBORO 39
BALLYJAMESDUFF 3
COOTEHILL 6
KINGSCOURT 3
MULLAGH 1
SHERCOCK 1
BAILIEBORO VIRGINIA 11
BAILIEBORO Total 64
BALLYBAY 3
CARRICKMACROSS 42
CASTLEBLANEY 27
CARRICKMACROSS ROCKCORRY 2
CARRICKMACROSS Total 74
ARVA 3
BALLINAGH 1
BALLYCONNELL 17
BELTURBET 6
BLACKLION 3
CAVAN 60
DOWRA 1
KILLESHANDRA 1
KILNALECK 3
CAVAN SWANLINBAR 1
CAVAN Total 96
CLONES 5
EMYVALE 3
MONAGHAN 78
MONAGHAN SCOTSTOWN 2
CAVAN / MONAGHAN MONAGHAN Total 88
CAVAN / MONAGHAN Total 25 Stations 322
BALLAGHADERREEN 8
BALLINLOUGH 2
BOYLE 26
CASTLEREA 35
ELPHIN 1
FRENCHPARK 3
KEADUE 1
ROOSKY 4
STROKESTOWN 6
CASTLEREA TULSK 1
CASTLEREA Total 87
DRUMLISH 2
EDGEWORTHSTOWN 10
GRANARD 27
GRANARD SMEAR 1
GRANARD Total 40
BALLYMAHON 8
KENAGH 1
LANESBORO 8
LONGFORD LONGFORD 65
LONGFORD Total 82
ATHLEAGUE 1
CLONARK 5
ROSCOMMON 75
ROSCOMMON TAUGHMACONNELL 1
ROSCOMMON / LONGFORD ROSCOMMON Total 82
ROSCOMMON / LONGFORD Total 22 Stations 291
ATHLONE 60
BALLYMORE 1
GLASSON 2
KILBEGGAN 4
ATHLONE MOATE 15
ATHLONE Total 82
BALLYNACARGY 2
CASTLEPOLLARD 4
DELVIN 10
KILLUCAN 4
KINNEGAD 5
MULLINGAR 133
MULTYFARNHAM 1
MULLINGAR ROCHFORTBRIDGE 4
WESTMEATH MULLINGAR Total 163
Total 13 Stations 245