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462. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí non-affected or on light duties in Nenagh and Roscrea, County Tipperary; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1230/19]

463. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí non-affected or on light duties in Cashel and Cahir, County Tipperary; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1231/19]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 462 and 463 together.
As the Deputy will appreciate, it is the Garda Commissioner who is responsible for the allocation of all resources, including personnel, and I, as Minister, have no direct role in the matter.
I am advised by the Commissioner that employees of An Garda Síochána are facilitated, when necessary, with accommodations in workplace arrangements following periods of absence and on medical advice. Such accommodations may include adapted patterns of working time and modifications of duties to facilitate reintegration into the workplace.
I am further advised that An Garda Síochána is committed to supporting all employees for medical or recuperative reasons following injury or a period of illness and will continue to afford all reasonable accommodations to employees as deemed necessary in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer.
I have been informed that non-effective is the term used in An Garda Síochána when a member has reported as unavailable for duty due to illness.
I am advised by the Commissioner that Roscrea Garda Station forms part of the Nenagh District in the Tipperary Division and on 31 December 2018 the latest date for which figures are currently available the strength of the Nenagh District was 85, and as on 09 January 2019, 8 members were non-effective and 7 members were on light duties.
I am further advised by the Commissioner that Cashel Garda Station forms part of the Cahir District in the Tipperary Division and on 31 December 2018, the latest date for which figures are currently available, the strength of the Cahir District was 70, and as on 09 January 2019, 11 members were non-effective and 4 members were on light duties.