292. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 248 of 4 December 2018, the reason for the delay in providing the information; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5747/19]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): As the Deputy will be aware it is the Garda Commissioner who is responsible for managing An Garda Síochána, and I, as Minister have no direct role in the matter.
I understand that the information requested by the Deputy is not readily available and requires the gathering and collation of information from each of the 28 Garda Divisions, which I am sure the Deputy will appreciate is an onerous task.
I am advised that the information requested is currently being compiled by the Commissioner and I will revert directly to the Deputy when it is to hand.