94. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the overtime budget allocation to and the amount spent by An Garda Síochána in 2013 and in 2014; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44267/15]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): The Garda Commissioner is the Accounting Officer for the Garda Vote and in that context I am informed by the Garda authorities that the Overtime Budget Allocations, including supplementary estimate provisions, for An Garda Síochána in 2013 and 2014 and the actual amounts incurred in these years are as follows:

2013 42.6 44.04
2014 36.0 37.70

The overtime expenditure incurred in 2013 and, in part in 2014, related to the provision of policing services for the EU Presidency. The provision of sufficient policing services for the Belmullet District and at Shannon airport incurred further overtime expenditure in 2014.