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430. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will provide in tabular form the number of gardaí of all ranks assigned to each station in the DMR-East division in the past five years; the numbers lost to the division through promotion, transfer, retirement and other reasons; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1183/15]

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Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): As the Deputy will be aware, one of the primary functions of the Garda Commissioner under the Garda Síochána Acts, is to direct and control An Garda Síochána. In this regard, the Garda Commissioner is responsible for the distribution of all resources, including fully sworn members and Reserve Gardaí, among the Garda Regions, Divisions and Districts. Garda management keep this distribution under continuing review in the context of security assessments, crime trends and policing priorities so as to ensure that the best possible use is made of these resources.
The Deputy will also appreciate that, as with any large organisation, on any given day the number of Gardaí assigned to any Division may fluctuate due, for example, to promotion, transfer, retirements and resignations. In these circumstances the Deputy will appreciate that the specific information he has sought is not readily available in the detail requested and I understand that the compilation of such information would involve a disproportionate amount of Garda time and resources.
I have however been informed by the Garda Commissioner that the personnel of each Garda Station broken down by rank in the Dublin Metropolitan Region East Division on 31 December 2010 to 2013 and on 30 November 2014, the latest date for which figures are readily available, was as set out in the tables below:

          2010
          Station C/Supt Supt Insp Sgt Gda Total Reserve
          Blackrock 0 0 4 12 80 96 5
          Dundrum 0 0 1 9 68 78 2
          Stepaside 0 0 0 3 28 31 0
          Cabinteely 0 0 1 6 32 39 0
          Dalkey 0 0 0 2 29 31 0
          Dun Laoghaire 1 2 3 19 87 112 10
          Kill O Grange 0 0 0 2 26 28 0
          Shankill 0 0 1 10 47 58 3
          Total 473 20
          2011
          Station C/Supt Supt Insp Sgt Gda Total Reserve
          Blackrock 0 1 4 10 76 91 3
          Dundrum 0 0 1 9 63 73 3
          Stepaside 0 0 0 3 26 29 0
          Cabinteely 0 0 1 5 32 38 0
          Dalkey 0 0 0 0 29 31 0
          Dun Laoghaire 1 2 2 18 81 104 8
          Kill O Grange 0 0 0 2 27 29 0
          Shankill 0 0 1 9 47 57 2
          Total 452 16
          2012
          Station C/Supt Supt Insp Sgt Gda Total Reserve
          Blackrock 0 1 3 10 68 82 4
          Dundrum 0 0 1 8 65 74 3
          Stepaside 0 0 0 3 32 35 0
          Cabinteely 0 0 1 4 34 39 0
          Dalkey* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
          Dun Laoghaire 1 2 2 15 80 100 8
          Kill O Grange 0 0 0 2 23 25 0
          Shankill 0 0 0 9 56 65 2
          Total 420 17
          *Closed in 2012
          2013
          Station C/Supt Supt Insp Sgt Gda Total Reserve
          Blackrock 0 1 2 12 75 90 5
          Dundrum 0 0 1 9 90 100 5
          Stepaside* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
          Cabinteely 0 0 1 4 41 46 0
          Dalkey* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
          Dun Laoghaire 1 2 4 17 81 105 8
          Kill O Grange** 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
          Shankill 0 0 0 7 59 66 2
          Total 407 20
          *Closed in 2012, **Closed in 2013
          2014
          Station C/Supt Supt Insp Sgt Gda Total Reserve
          Blackrock 0 1 2 11 73 87 5
          Dundrum 0 0 1 9 81 91 5
          Stepaside* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
          Cabinteely 0 0 1 5 36 42 0
          Dalkey* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
          Dun Laoghaire 1 2 3 18 81 105 6
          Kill O Grange** 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
          Shankill 0 0 0 9 56 65 2
          Total 390 18
          *Closed in 2012, **Closed in 2013