300. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí in the Meath division in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019. [23230/19]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): As the Deputy will appreciate, it is the Garda Commissioner who is responsible for the distribution of resources, including personnel, among the various Garda Divisions and I, as Minister, have no direct role in the matter. Garda management keeps this distribution of resources under continual review in the context of crime trends and policing priorities so as to ensure that the optimum use is made of these resources.
The Garda strength of the Meath Division from 2009 to 30 April 2019 , as provided by the Commissioner, is available on my Department’s website through the following link.
For more general information on Garda Facts and Figures please see the following link.