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316. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of patrol cars assigned to each Garda station in each Garda division by station; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27588/19]

317. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of marked and unmarked cars assigned to each Garda station in each Garda division by station; the number of other vehicles by station in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27589/19]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 316 and 317 together.
The resources provided by Government to An Garda Síochána have reached unprecedented levels, with an allocation for 2019 of €1.76 billion. Very significant capital investment is also being made in An Garda Síochána, including a total of €46 million for investment in the Garda fleet between 2016 and 2021. This continuing investment is intended to ensure that An Garda Síochána can be mobile, visible and responsive on the roads and in the community to prevent and tackle crime.
The Deputy may also wish to be aware that a total of €10 million has been made available for the purchase and fit-out of Garda vehicles in 2019. I understand from the Garda authorities that this allocation will be used for purchase and fit-out of over 300 new vehicles for operational use this year.
As the Deputy will appreciate, in accordance with the Garda Síochána Act 2005 as amended, the Garda Commissioner is responsible for managing and controlling the administration and business of An Garda Síochána. Further, the allocation of Garda resources is a matter for the Commissioner, in light of identified operational demands. This includes responsibility for the allocation of Garda vehicles among the various Garda divisions. As Minister, I have no role in these matters. I am assured, however, that Garda management keeps the distribution of resources under continual review in the context of crime trends and policing priorities so as to ensure their optimum use.
The Garda authorities advise that the following table outlines the number of vehicles assigned to each Garda Division by District, excluding National Units and Garda Headquarters, as of 21 June 2019. For security reasons, a breakdown of marked and unmarked vehicles is not included in the table.

Cars Vans Motorbikes 4 x 4 Others Fleet
DMR EAST DIVISION 40 9 0 1 2 52
BLACKROCK-W DISTRICT 18 1 0 1 1 21
DUNLAOGHAIRE-F DISTRICT 22 8 0 0 1 31
DMR NORTH DIVISION 74 18 0 1 4 97
BALBRIGGAN-Y DISTRICT 9 1 0 0 1 11
BALLYMUN DISTRICT 29 10 0 1 3 43
COOLOCK-R DISTRICT 21 3 0 0 0 24
RAHENY-J DISTRICT 15 4 0 0 0 19
DMR NORTH CENTRAL DIVISION 41 12 0 3 1 57
BRIDEWELL DISTRICT 6 3 0 0 0 9
FITZGIBBON STREET DISTRICT 12 3 0 2 0 17
STORE STREET DISTRICT 23 6 0 1 1 31
DMR SOUTH DIVISION 53 17 0 2 0 72
CRUMLIN-G DISTRICT 18 10 0 0 0 28
TALLAGHT-M DISTRICT 22 5 0 1 0 28
TERENURE-P DISTRICT 13 2 0 1 0 16
DMR SOUTH CENTRAL DIVISION 41 14 0 0 2 57
DONNYBROOK-E DISTRICT 11 6 0 0 0 17
KEVIN STREET-A DISTRICT 22 4 0 0 1 27
PEARSE STREET-B DISTRICT 8 4 0 0 1 13
DMR TRAFFIC DIVISION 17 1 48 4 3 73
DMR TRAFFIC-DUBLIN CASTLE DISTRICT 17 1 48 4 3 73
DMR WEST DIVISION 61 13 0 0 9 83
BLANCHARDSTOWN-K DISTRICT 33 6 0 0 2 41
CLONDALKIN-L DISTRICT 14 5 0 0 0 19
LUCAN-Q DISTRICT 14 2 0 0 7 23
KILDARE DIVISION 38 12 1 3 3 57
KILDARE DISTRICT 16 5 0 2 1 24
LEIXLIP DISTRICT 10 2 0 0 0 12
NAAS DISTRICT 12 5 1 1 2 21
LAOIS-OFFALY DIVISION 36 13 2 1 4 56
BIRR DISTRICT 5 2 0 0 0 7
PORTLAOISE DISTRICT 21 6 2 1 3 33
TULLAMORE DISTRICT 10 5 0 0 1 16
MEATH DIVISION 42 12 1 1 0 56
ASHBOURNE DISTRICT 16 4 1 1 0 22
KELLS DISTRICT 7 2 0 0 0 9
NAVAN DISTRICT 11 5 0 0 0 16
TRIM DISTRICT 8 1 0 0 0 9
WESTMEATH DIVISION 45 15 3 3 7 73
ATHLONE DISTRICT 12 2 1 1 1 17
MULLINGAR DISTRICT 33 13 2 2 6 56
WICKLOW DIVISION 41 10 1 5 2 59
BALTINGLASS DISTRICT 10 2 0 1 0 13
BRAY DISTRICT 19 4 1 1 1 26
WICKLOW DISTRICT 12 4 0 3 1 20
CAVAN-MONAGHAN DIVISION 38 14 2 1 3 58
BAILIEBORO DISTRICT 9 2 0 0 0 11
CARRICKMACROSS DISTRICT 7 2 0 1 0 10
CAVAN DISTRICT 14 4 1 0 1 20
MONAGHAN DISTRICT 8 6 1 0 2 17
DONEGAL DIVISION 46 14 3 3 2 68
BALLYSHANNON DISTRICT 14 4 0 2 1 21
BUNCRANA DISTRICT 8 2 2 0 0 12
LETTERKENNY DISTRICT 17 6 1 0 1 25
MILFORD DISTRICT 7 2 0 1 0 10
LOUTH DIVISION 32 9 2 3 4 50
ARDEE DISTRICT 4 3 0 0 0 7
DROGHEDA DISTRICT 11 1 2 1 2 17
DUNDALK DISTRICT 17 5 0 2 2 26
SLIGO-LEITRIM DIVISION 35 13 2 0 1 51
BALLYMOTE DISTRICT 6 2 0 0 0 8
LEITRIM DISTRICT 11 4 1 0 0 16
SLIGO DISTRICT 18 7 1 0 1 27
KILKENNY/CARLOW DIVISION 53 18 1 2 7 81
CARLOW DISTRICT 12 5 1 1 0 19
KILKENNY DISTRICT 26 8 0 1 4 39
THOMASTOWN DISTRICT 15 5 0 0 3 23
TIPPERARY DIVISION 45 13 2 4 1 65
CAHIR DISTRICT 13 2 0 2 1 18
CLONMEL DISTRICT 7 2 0 0 0 9
NENAGH DISTRICT 8 2 0 1 0 11
THURLES DISTRICT 13 5 2 1 0 21
TIPPERARY DISTRICT 4 2 0 0 0 6
WATERFORD DIVISION 41 14 3 4 3 65
DUNGARVAN DISTRICT 14 2 0 0 0 16
TRAMORE DISTRICT 9 1 1 1 0 12
WATERFORD DISTRICT 18 11 2 3 3 37
WEXFORD DIVISION 46 11 1 2 1 61
ENNISCORTHY DISTRICT 21 2 1 1 0 25
NEW ROSS DISTRICT 7 2 0 0 0 9
WEXFORD DISTRICT 18 7 0 1 1 27
CORK CITY DIVISION 86 21 8 3 9 127
ANGELSEA STREET DISTRICT 54 14 7 3 4 82
GURRANABRAHER DISTRICT 11 1 0 0 1 13
MAYFIELD DISTRICT 8 4 1 0 4 17
TOGHER DISTRICT 13 2 0 0 0 15
CORK NORTH DIVISION 35 12 2 0 1 50
FERMOY DISTRICT 11 3 0 0 1 15
MALLOW DISTRICT 11 4 1 0 0 16
MIDLETON DISTRICT 13 5 1 0 0 19
CORK WEST DIVISION 42 12 1 2 2 59
BANDON DISTRICT 15 6 1 0 2 24
BANTRY DISTRICT 6 3 0 0 0 9
CLONAKILTY DISTRICT 6 1 0 0 0 7
MACROOM DISTRICT 15 2 0 2 0 19
KERRY DIVISION 37 11 3 1 2 54
KILLARNEY DISTRICT 10 3 0 0 0 13
LISTOWEL DISTRICT 8 2 0 0 0 10
TRALEE DISTRICT 19 6 3 1 2 31
LIMERICK DIVISION 56 16 3 3 5 83
BRUFF DISTRICT 4 2 0 0 0 6
HENRY STREET LIMERICK DISTRICT 32 10 3 3 3 51
NEWCASTLEWEST DISTRICT 12 2 0 0 0 14
ROXBORO ROAD DISTRICT 8 2 0 0 2 12
CLARE DIVISION 36 13 2 1 1 53
ENNIS DISTRICT 25 10 2 0 1 38
KILRUSH DISTRICT 11 3 0 1 0 15
GALWAY DIVISION 65 23 6 3 5 102
BALLINASLOE DISTRICT 6 1 0 0 0 7
CLIFDEN DISTRICT 5 2 0 0 0 7
GALWAY DISTRICT 27 13 4 3 4 51
LOUGHREA DISTRICT 9 3 0 0 0 12
SALTHILL DISTRICT 8 2 0 0 0 10
TUAM DISTRICT 10 2 2 0 1 15
MAYO DIVISION 33 12 1 2 2 50
BALLINA DISTRICT 7 4 0 0 0 11
BELMULLET DISTRICT 2 1 0 0 0 3
CASTLEBAR DISTRICT 8 3 1 0 1 13
CLAREMORRIS DISTRICT 11 2 0 2 1 16
WESTPORT DISTRICT 5 2 0 0 0 7
ROSCOMMON-LONGFORD DIVISION 39 13 3 0 4 59
CASTLEREA DISTRICT 12 4 0 0 3 19
GRANARD DISTRICT 3 2 0 0 0 5
LONGFORD DISTRICT 14 2 1 0 0 17
ROSCOMMON DISTRICT 10 5 2 0 1 18