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336. Deputy Marc MacSharry asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the 2017 Garda overtime spent on operation Thor for the Sligo Leitrim Garda division compared to other divisions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9828/18]

337. Deputy Marc MacSharry asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the 2017 Garda overtime spent on operation Thor for the Sligo Leitrim Garda division, by rank; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9829/18]

338. Deputy Marc MacSharry asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the 2017 Garda overtime spent on operation Thor for the Sligo Leitrim division on front line operational duty for crime prevention versus administration duty; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9830/18]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 336 to 338, inclusive, together.
The Deputy will be aware that the allocation and management of Garda resources, including the overtime budget, is the responsibility of the Garda Commissioner having due regard to his operational needs. As Minister, I have no role in the matter.
I have been provided with the details below which set out the nationwide expenditure relating to Operation Thor for 2017 by Division and Branches.

Division  -
Cavan/Monaghan €76,673
Clare €104,507
Cork City €178,004
Cork North €134,730
Cork West €134,726
DMR East €601,565
DMR North €254,036
DMR North Central €793,634
DMR South €229,795
DMR South Central €931,177
DMR Traffic Corps €37,093
DMR West €156,944
Donegal €186,542
Galway €229,510
Kerry €233,106
Kildare €110,602
Kilkenny/Carlow €698,047
Laois/Offaly €154,553
Limerick €164,945
Louth €51,248
Mayo €132,536
Meath €8,231
Roscommon/Longford €130,987
Sligo/Leitrim €99,860
Tipperary €164,754
Waterford €233,666
Westmeath €99,742
Wexford €291,993
Wicklow €84,038
National Units and Garda HQ €2,745,287
Total €9,452,529

Information relating to certain specialist Branches and Divisions have been amalgamated into National Units and the Garda authorities have indicated that further detail is not provided due to operational reasons.
The breakdown by rank for the Sligo/Leitrim Division is some €72,829 for Gardaí and some €27,031 for Sergeants. The Garda authorities have informed me that they are not in a position to attribute these amounts between spending on front line operational duty and administration duty.