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737. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice if a schedule will be provided of the number of direct impact munitions, sprays and tasers that An Garda Síochána had at its disposal in 2019 and 2020; and the number of officers trained to use these devices. [1810/21]

Answer

Minister for Justice (Deputy Helen McEntee): The Deputy will appreciate that the Garda Commissioner is responsible by law for the management and administration of An Garda Síochána. I, as Minister, have no direct role in these matters.
I have requested information from the Garda Commissioner in relation to this matter but it was unfortunately not possible to compile it in the time available.
I will write to the Deputy directly with the information requested, when it is available.