179. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the amount spent on repairs to equipment on the boards in the Garda water unit in each of the years 2017, 2018 and to date in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22862/19]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): In accordance with the Garda Síochána Act 2005, the Garda Commissioner is responsible for managing and controlling the administration and business of An Garda Síochána. Further, the allocation of Garda resources, including provision for the repair of specialist equipment, is a matter for the Commissioner, in light of identified operational demands.
I have asked the Commissioner for information in relation to the matter raised and when it is received I will write directly to the Deputy.