122. Deputy Martin Heydon asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will provide an update on the status of a Garda station (details supplied) in County Kildare; if there have been inquiries or plans for its future use; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18826/15]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): Decisions in relation to the allocation of resources, including station opening hours and personnel, are a matter for the Garda Commissioner in the context of her operational requirements and I have no direct function in the matter.
In that context, I have been informed by the Garda authorities that the personnel strength of the Kildare Garda Division as of 31 March 2015, the latest date for which figures are readily available, is 299. Of this number 3 personnel are assigned to the station referred to by the Deputy. I am advised that the station is currently open Monday to Saturday from 9am-1pm, 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm and on Sunday from 10am-1pm.
I am further advised that there are currently no plans to close this station.