283. Deputy Claire Kerrane asked the Minister for Justice the number of gardaí by rank attached to Roscommon-Longford divisional drugs unit as of 31 December 2019 and 5 July 2021, in tabular form. [38192/21]


Minister for Justice (Deputy Heather Humphreys): As the Deputy will be aware, under the Garda Síochána Act 2005, the Garda Commissioner is responsible for the administration and management of An Garda Síochána, including the deployment of Gardaí and their allocation to Garda units.
I am informed by the Garda authorities that the number of Gardaí by rank attached to the Roscommon-Longford Drugs unit on 31 December 2019 and on 30 June 2021 is set out in the below table.
Drugs unit in Roscommon-Longford

Drugs Unit Numbers Inspector Sergeant Garda TOTAL
31 December 2019 1 4 5
30 June 2021 1 6 7