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308. Deputy Paul Kehoe asked the Minister for Justice the number of Garda bicycles in each Garda station in County Wexford by station in each of the years from 2011 to date in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38922/21]

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Minister for Justice (Deputy Heather Humphreys): The Deputy will be aware that in accordance with the Garda Síochána Act 2005, the Garda Commissioner is responsible for the management and administration of An Garda Síochána. The allocation of Garda resources is a matter for the Commissioner and his management team, in light of identified operational demands. This includes responsibility for the allocation of Garda vehicles and bicycles. As Minister, I have no role in these matters. I am assured, however, that Garda management keeps the distribution of resources under continual review in the context of crime trends and policing priorities, to ensure their optimum use.
I am advised by the Garda authorities that the table below sets out the number of Garda bicycles in each Garda station in County Wexford, in each of the years from 2011 to date is as follows:

Year 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Wexford 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
New Ross 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 3
Enniscorthy 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Gorey 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Courtown 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1