Quin Garda Station

March 11th, 2008 - Pat Breen

QUESTION NO: 454

DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Mr. Lenihan)

by Deputy Pat Breen

for WRITTEN on Tuesday, 11th March, 2008.

* To ask the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform further to Parliamentary Question No. 1036 of 26 September 2007, if an extra permanent Garda will be appointed to a village (details supplied) in County Clare; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

– Pat Breen

Quin, Co. Clare has one permanent Garda and requires the appointment of a second permanent Garda

REPLY.

I am informed by the Garda Commissioner that the personnel strength of Quin Garda Station as of 31 January 2008, the latest date for which figures are readily available, was 1. Quin Garda Station forms part of Ennis Garda District and the strength of the District as at the same date was 199.

The Deputy will appreciate that, as with any large organisation, on any given day, personnel strengths of individual divisions, districts and stations may fluctuate due, for example, to promotions, retirements and transfers.

It is the responsibility of the Garda Commissioner to allocate personnel throughout the Force taking everything into account. The next allocation of Probationer Gardaí is due to take place on 13 March next. In that regard, the needs of the area referred to by the Deputy will be fully considered by the Commissioner within the overall context of the needs of Garda Stations throughout the country.