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207. Deputy Sorca Clarke asked the Minister for Justice the number of Garda civilian staff recruited in each of the years 2018 to 2020 and to date in 2021, by county in tabular form. [51697/21]

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Minister for Justice (Deputy Heather Humphreys): As the Deputy will be aware, Garda numbers have increased substantially in recent years, from 12,943 Garda members and 1,999 Garda staff in 2016 to 14,345 Garda members and 3,172 staff at the end of September this year.
I am pleased to note that Budget 2022 commits to the further recruitment of an additional 800 Gardaí next year and to the recruitment of an additional 400 Garda staff.
The below table shows Garda staff recruited from 2018 to date, by each year and by county.

County  / Year 2018 2019 2020 2021 Grand Total
Carlow 4 4 3   11
Cavan 1 8 4 6 19
Clare 6 20 9 8 43
Cork 22 56 42 19 139
Donegal 3 14 11 12 40
Dublin 223 508 200 195 1126
Galway 16 38 26 10 90
Kerry 5 11 7 7 30
Kildare 4 11 6 2 23
Kilkenny 17 16 11   44
Laois 2 7 5 7 21
Leitrim 1 5   1 7
Limerick 11 28 20 13 72
Longford 2 8 2   12
Louth 7 15 11   33
Mayo 43 49 32 37 161
Meath 21 53 21 14 109
Monaghan 1 13 4 5 23
Offaly 1 3 2 1 7
Roscommon 5 15 3 1 24
Sligo 5 11 8 2 26
Tipperary 47 85 54 24 210
Waterford 10 35 17 18 80
Westmeath 2 14 6 3 25
Wexford 6 12 6 9 33
Wicklow 3 10 9 4 26
Grand Total 468 1049 519 398 2434*


*Figures include open recruitment, internal recruitment and mobility.
It may also be of interest to the Deputy that current and historical data of Garda Staff levels are available on the Department of Justice website at the following address - http://www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/Garda_Staff