362. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of Garda public service vehicles inspectors attached to the Galway Garda division in each of the years 2017, 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24092/19]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): As the Deputy will be aware, the Garda Commissioner is statutorily responsible for the management of An Garda Síochána, including personnel matters, and I, as Minister, do not have responsibility for this 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 informed by the Commissioner that there is one Public Services Vehicle Sergeant for the Galway Division and this is sufficient to provide the service for this Division.

Garda Public Service Vehicles Inspectors 2017 2018 2019
Galway Division 1 1 1

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