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100. Deputy Terence Flanagan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality, further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 112 and 128 of 13 November 2014, if she will respond to the following (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4169/15]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): As the Deputy will be aware, one of the primary functions of the Garda Commissioner under the Garda Síochána Acts, is to direct and control An Garda Síochána. In this regard, the Garda Commissioner is responsible for the distribution of all resources, including fully sworn members and Reserve Gardaí, among the Garda Regions, Divisions and Districts. Garda management keep this distribution under continuing review in the context of security assessments, crime trends and policing priorities so as to ensure that the best possible use is made of these resources.
The figures for Malahide that were initially requested by the Deputy were from 31 December 2008 to date. In the reply given on 13 November 2014 the figures supplied were for 31 December 2008 to 30 September 2014. At the time, these were the latest figures available and were correct.
I have now been informed by the Garda Commissioner that the personnel strength of Malahide Garda Station on 31 December 2014, the most recent date for which figures are readily available, was 30.