351. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice the number of gardaí by rank suspended in 2018 to 2020 and to date in 2021. [48938/21]


Minister for Justice (Deputy Heather Humphreys): As the Deputy will be aware, the Garda Commissioner is by law responsible for the administration and management of An Garda Síochána, including all matters relating to discipline. As Minister I have no direct role in these decisions.
I am advised by the Garda authorities that the below figures reflect the number of members suspended for each of the years requested by the Deputy. I am further advised that An Garda Síochána do not provide details of the ranks of members suspended, as this might identify individuals.

2018 21 members suspended
2019 21 members suspended
2020 41 members suspended
2021 (as at 30.09.2021) 24 members suspended