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546. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice the names of the companies that supplied an Garda Síochána with batons in each of the past four years in tabular form. [43409/21]

Answer

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 management and administration of An Garda Síochána, including the purchase of resources for An Garda Síochána. As Minister for Justice, I have no direct role in this matter.
The below table, comprising information provided to me by the Garda authorities, outlines details regarding the purchase of batons by An Garda Síochána during the period 2017 to 2020.

2020 Daniel Technologies
2019 No purchase
2018 No purchase
2017 Daniel Technologies