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811. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice the percentage of the Garda vehicles in the Mayo Garda division that are zero to one, one to two, two to four, four to six and over six years old; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16845/21]

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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.
I am informed by the Garda authorities that, as of 25 March 2021, there were 65 vehicles assigned to Mayo Division.
For the Deputy's information, the table below sets out the percentage of the Garda vehicles in the Mayo Garda Division that are aged 0 to1, 1 to 2, 2 to 4, 4 to 6 and over 6 years old.

Age No of Vehicles %
0-1 yrs 14 22%
1-2 yrs 4 6%
2-4 yrs 12 18.50%
4-6 yrs 23 35%
Over 6 yrs 12 18.50%
Total Mayo Division 65 100%