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287. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice the number of community gardaí that are available to all districts throughout Ireland and County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51950/21]

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Minister for Justice (Deputy Heather Humphreys): As the Deputy will be aware, under the Garda Síochána Act 2005 (as amended), the Garda Commissioner is responsible for the management and administration of Garda business, including the recruitment and training of Garda members and staff. Under Section 33 of the Act, the Commissioner shall determine the distribution and deployment of An Garda Síochána throughout the State. As Minister, I play no role in these independent functions.
It is my understanding that those members who are designated as 'Community Gardaí' are members who are engaged primarily in outreach work with community groups, such as providing talks to schools.
However, community engagement has been a defining feature of An Garda Síochána since its establishment almost 100 years ago. This extends far beyond those Gardaí who have the official designation of a ‘Community Garda’, rather it is at the heart of the work of every member of the service. Daily, Gardaí encounter those who are vulnerable and who are often disproportionately impacted by crime. All Gardaí routinely engage with members of the community as well as the various community and voluntary groups active within any given area. The relationships built up form the basis of all local policing in the State and are part of every Garda’s work.
The following table provides a breakdown of the number of designated Community Gardaí assigned by rank, station and division as of 30 September, the latest date for when figures are available.
Community Gardaí as on 30/09/2021

Station Inspector Sergeant Garda Total
DMR SOUTH CENTRAL
Donnybrook 6 6
Irishtown 5 5
Kevin Street 1 1 9 11
Kilmainham 2 8 10
Pearse Street 1 3 22 26
Total 2 6 50 58
DMR NORTH CENTRAL
Bridewell 1 15 16
Mountjoy 4 15 19
Store Street 2 2 21 25
Total 2 7 51 60
DMR NORTH
Balbriggan 1 9 10
Ballymun 1 7 8
Clontarf 1 6 7
Garristown 2 2
Howth 2 2
Lusk 1 1
Raheny 6 6
Coolock 3 3
Rush 1 1
Santry 1 8 9
Skerries 1 1
Swords 1 8 9
Total 5 54 59
DMR EAST
Blackrock 6 6
Cabinteely 2 2
Dun Laoghaire 1 5 6
Dundrum 1 6 7
Shankill 3 3
Total 2 22 24
DMR SOUTH
Crumlin 2 4 6
Rathfarnham 1 7 8
Rathmines 1 6 7
Sundrive Road 6 6
Tallaght 1 2 20 23
Terenure 1 6 7
Total 1 7 49 57
DMR WEST
Ballyfermot 1 7 8
Blanchardstown 1 11 12
Cabra 1 7 8
Clondalkin 1 9 10
Finglas 11 11
Lucan 1 5 6
Rathcoole 4 4
Ronanstown 1 8 9
Total 6 62 68
Waterford
Dungarvan 10 10
Lismore 1 1
Waterford 1 10 11
Total 2 20 22
Wexford
New Ross 9 9
Wexford 3 3
Total 12 12
Tipperary
Cahir 2 13 15
Clonmel 1 11 12
Nenagh 1 18 19
Thurles 1 20 21
Tipperary 5 5
Total 5 67 72
Kilkenny/Carlow
Ballyhale 1 1
Bennetsbridge 1 1
Borris 2 2
Carlow 1 2 3
Castlecomer 9 9
Glenmore 1 1
Goresbridge 2 2
Graiguenamanagh 1 4 5
Hacketstown 1 1
Kilkenny 8 8
Mooncoin 2 9 11
Muinebheag 1 9 10
Myshall 1 1
Piltown 1 1
Rathvilly 1 1
Stoneyford 1 1
Thomastown 5 15 20
Tullow 2 10 12
Urlingford 2 2
Total 12 80 92
Cork City
Anglesea Street 1 5 6
Ballincollig 3 3
Bishopstown 1 1
Blackrock 2 2
Blarney 1 1
Bridewell 3 3
Carraigaline 2 2
Douglas 3 3
Glanmire 2 2
Gurranbraher 3 3
Mayfield 2 2
Togher 1 5 6
Watercourse Road 1 5 6
Total 3 37 40
Cork North
Charleville 1 1
Cobh 1 1
Fermoy 1 1
Mallow 1 1
Midleton 1 1
Mitchelstown 1 1
Youghal 1 1
Total 7 7
Cork West
Bantry 1 1
Clonakilty 1 1
Macroom 1 1
Total 3 3
Kerry
Killarney 2 2
Tralee 1 7 8
Total 1 9 10
Limerick
Henry Street 1 10 11
Mayorstone 11 11
Roxboro Road 2 8 10
Total 3 29 32
Donegal
Ballintra 1 1
Ballyshannon 1 1
Bundoran 1 1
Carrick 1 1
Donegal Town 1 1
Killybegs 1 1
Letterkenny 1 8 9
Mountcharles 1 1
Pettigo 1 1
Total 1 16 17
Cavan/Monaghan
Castleblaney 3 3
Bailieboro 3 3
Carrickmacross 2 2
Cavan 4 4
Monaghan 4 4
Total 16 16
Sligo/Leitrim
Sligo 1 5 6
Drumshambo 1 3 4
Total 2 8 10
Louth
Drogheda 1 7 8
Dundalk 1 4 5
Total 2 11 13
Clare
Crusheen 1 1
Ennis 1 1 3 5
Ennistymon 1 1
Kilrush 1 1
Shannon 1 1
Total 1 1 7 9
Mayo
Ballina 1 2 3
Ballycroy 1 1
Castlebar 1 2 3
Claremorris 2 2
Westport 3 3
Total 2 10 12
Galway
Galway 1 8 9
Órán Mór 4 4
Ballinasloe 1 1
Loughrea 2 2
Tuam 1 1 2
Salthill 1 4 5
Total 3 20 23
Roscommon/Longford
Ballaghaderreen 1 1
Ballymahon 1 1
Boyle 1 2 3
Castlerea 1 1
Edgeworthstown 1 1
Granard 1 1 2
Longford 1 2 3
Roscommon 1 1
Strokestown 1 1
Total 3 11 14
Westmeath
Athlone 1 1
Mullingar 1 5 6
Total 2 5 7
Meath
Ashbourne 1 1
Kells 1 1 2
Navan 1 3 4
Oldcastle 1 1
Total 2 6 8
Kildare
Athy 1 1
Clane 1 1
Kilcullen 1 1
Leixlip 3 3
Maynooth 1 1
Naas 1 1
Newbridge 1 1
Total 9 9
Laois/Offaly
Birr 2 2
Portlaoise 1 7 8
Tullamore 3 3
Total 1 12 13
Wicklow
Arklow 1 1
Baltinglass 1 1
Bray 1 2 3
Greystones 4 4
Total 1 8 9
Overall Total 6 79 691 776