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167. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí on duty at present in the area of operation of Dundrum and Blackrock Garda stations; if all roles within the area of operation are fulfilled to such an extent that adequate health and safety standards are being met; and if she will provide details on the number of gardaí based in Dundrum for the years 2009 to 2014 and for 2015 to date. [25188/15]

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Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): As the Deputy will appreciate, the Garda Commissioner is responsible for the distribution of personnel among the Garda Regions, Divisions, and Districts. Garda management keep this distribution under continuing review in the context of crime trends and policing priorities so as to ensure that the best possible use is made of these resources.
The Deputy will also appreciate that the specific information he has sought is not readily available as it is not possible to give actual figures of Gardaí on duty at present for example due to transfers, sick leave and annual leave.
I have been informed by the Garda Commissioner that the personnel strength of Dundrum and Blackrock Garda stations as on 31 December 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and on 30 April 2015 the latest date for which figures are readily available are as set out in the following table.
An Garda Síochána continues to make efficiencies to maintain a robust and flexible organisation which is ready to meet the challenges of the current climate. Garda Management is satisfied that a comprehensive policing service continues to be delivered and that current structures in place meet the requirement to deliver an effective and efficient policing service to the community. Dundrum

Year Garda Reserve Civilians
2009 80 1 2
2010 78 2 2
2011 73 3 2
2012 74 3 2
2013 100 5 3
2014 89 6 2
*2015 86 6 2
* Figures as of 30 April 2015
Blackrock
Year Garda Reserve Civilians
2009 96 6 5
2010 96 5 5
2011 91 3 5
2012 82 4 6
2013 90 5 6
2014 87 5 6
*2015 83 5 6
* Figures as of 30 April 2015