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808. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice the number of new Garda cars and vans allocated to each Garda division in 2020; the number of Garda cars and vans withdrawn from each Garda division in 2020 in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16841/21]

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Minister for Justice (Deputy Helen McEntee): As the Deputy will be aware, in accordance with the Garda Síochána Act 2005, the Garda Commissioner is responsible for the management and administration of An Garda Síochána. The allocation of Garda resources is a matter for the Commissioner, in light of identified operational demands. This includes the allocation of vehicles among the various Garda divisions. As Minister, I have no role in these decisions. I am assured however, that Garda management keeps the distribution of resources under continual review in the context of crime trends and policing priorities, to ensure their optimum use.
For the Deputy's information, the table below, which was provided to me by the Garda authorities, sets out the number of cars and vans allocated to and removed from the Garda fleet in 2020.

DIVISION Cars Allocated Cars Removed Vans Allocated Vans Removed
DMR EAST 14 1 2 0
DMR NORTH 20 8 0 0
DMR NORTH CENTRAL 16 3 2 1
DMR SOUTH 15 6 1 1
DMR SOUTH CENTRAL 14 2 2 0
DMR TRAFFIC 2 1 0 0
DMR WEST 20 8 1 1
HARCOURT SQUARE 6 2 0 0
KILDARE 11 2 1 1
KILKENNY/CARLOW 16 6 0 0
LAOIS-OFFALY 14 6 1 3
MEATH 12 2 0 1
WATERFORD 10 2 0 0
WESTMEATH 12 5 0 0
WEXFORD 11 6 0 1
WICKLOW 10 2 1 3
CAVAN-MONAGHAN 13 8 1 3
DONEGAL 14 7 1 1
GALWAY 22 3 1 3
LOUTH 13 3 0 0
MAYO 12 3 0 0
ROSCOMMON-LONGFORD 13 5 0 1
SLIGO-LEITRIM 12 6 0 0
CLARE 13 7 0 2
CORK CITY 21 9 1 1
CORK NORTH 14 6 0 1
CORK WEST 15 5 1 0
KERRY 16 4 1 1
LIMERICK 18 9 1 0
TIPPERARY 16 5 1 2
HQ/National Units 71 40 6 2
Total 486 182 25 29