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Written Answers. - Deployment of Garda.

Tuesday, 8 October 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 469 No. 5

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 194. Ms F. Fitzgerald Information on Frances Fitzgerald Zoom on Frances Fitzgerald  asked the Minister for Justice Information on Nora Owen Zoom on Nora Owen  if consideration will be given to increasing the presence of Garda foot patrols on the main streets in Dublin. [17860/96]

Minister for Justice (Mrs. Owen): Information on Nora Owen Zoom on Nora Owen The deployment of An Garda Síochána is the responsibility of the Garda authorities. I have been informed by them that the deployment of Garda personnel [1567] in the Dublin Metropolitan Area is under constant review by Garda management.

An extensive review of the deployment of personnel in the DMA was recently undertaken with a view to making a greater number of Garda personnel available for operational “on street” duties. I am also informed that the allocation of personnel to these duties will be determined by a Garda assessment of where the priority demand for a greater Garda presence exists.

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