923. Deputy Martin Browne asked the Minister for Justice the number of gardaí stationed across the Tipperary division in each of the years since 2015 to date. [42607/21]
Minister for Justice (Deputy Heather Humphreys): As the Deputy will be aware, the Garda Commissioner is by law responsible for the general management and administration of the Garda organisation under the Garda Síochána Act 2005. This includes the deployment of members of An Garda Síochána throughout the State. As Minister, I have no role in these independent functions.
I am assured, however, that Garda management keeps this distribution of resources under continual review in the context of policing priorities and crime trends, to ensure their optimum use. I am further advised that it is a matter for the Divisional Chief Superintendent to determine the optimum distribution of duties among the personnel available to him or her, having regard to the profile of each area within the Division and its specific needs.
An Garda Síochána has been allocated an unprecedented budget of €1.952 billion for 2021. This level of funding is enabling sustained, ongoing recruitment of Garda members and staff. As a result, Garda numbers are now approximately 14,500 Garda members and over 3,000 Garda staff nationwide.
For the Deputy's information, the tables appended to this answer contain the breakdown of Garda members attached to the Tipperary Division from 2015 to August 2021, the latest date for which figures are available.
Detailed information in relation to the Garda strength of each Garda Division by District, Station and Rank is available on my Department’s website. This information is updated every month with the latest data provided by An Garda Síochána. The information can be found at the following link: