350. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí attached to each divisional burglary response unit in 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [23770/19]
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.
I have been advised by the Commissioner that An Garda Síochána does not hold personnel strength figures for ‘divisional burglary response units’ in the format requested.
The deployment of resources in each Garda Division is the responsibility of the corresponding Divisional Officer and responds to operational and administrative exigencies. The allocation of such resources is dynamic and is not recorded in a role-based fashion.
For more general information on Garda Facts and Figures please see the following link: http://www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/An_Garda_Siochana_facts_and_figures