541. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice the number of Garda cars and motorcycles attached to Garda north Dublin roads policing unit as of 7 September 2021, in tabular form. [43404/21]


Minister for Justice (Deputy Heather Humphreys): As the Deputy will be aware, the Garda Commissioner is by law responsible for the management of An Garda Síochána and deployment of resources. This includes responsibility for personnel matters and the distribution of personnel across the various Garda Divisions, including Roads Policing Units. 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 that the responsibility for the efficient deployment of all official Garda vehicles in each Division is assigned to the Divisional Officer, who may allocate vehicles between Stations as required by operational circumstances.  
The table below, furnished to me by the Garda authorities, shows the breakdown of vehicles attached to the Roads Policing Unit in the DMR North Roads Policing Unit as of 8 September 2021.

DMR North Division Cars  Motorcycles  Total
Balbriggan District 1 0 1
Ballymun District 4 0 4
 Total 5 0 5