422. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will provide in tabular form and by county the number of gardaí assigned by station in March of each of the years 2009 to 2015; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13388/15]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): As the Deputy will appreciate, the Garda Commissioner is responsible for the distribution of resources, including 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, as with any large organisation, on any given day the number of Gardaí assigned to any Division may fluctuate due, for example, to promotion, transfer, retirements and resignations. I have received the information from the Garda Commissioner on the personnel strength by Station, District and Division. I have arranged that this information which is set out in spreadsheets to be sent to the Deputy directly.