680. Deputy Mark Ward asked the Minister for Justice the number of full-time gardaí in Rathcoole Garda station each year from 2010 to date in 2021; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [50418/21]


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 stationing of Gardaí and their allocation to Garda units.
The number of Gardaí assigned to Rathcoole Garda Station each year from 2010 to September 2021 is set out in the table below, which is based on information provided to me by the Garda authorities and which is available on the Department of Justice website at the following link:

Month and Year Number of Gardaí assigned to Rathcoole Garda Station
December 2010 28
December 2011 27
December 2012 26
December 2013 23
December 2014 23
December 2015 21
December 2016 19
December 2017 14
December 2018 13
December 2019 17
December 2020 19
September 2021 18