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Written Answers - Garda Deployment

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 765 No. 3

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 387.  Deputy Eamonn Maloney Information on Eamonn Maloney Zoom on Eamonn Maloney  asked the Minister for Justice and Equality in view of Information on Alan Shatter Zoom on Alan Shatter  the fact Tallaght Garda Station, Dublin 24, is awaiting the appointment of a Garda Chief Superintendent and a Garda Superintendent, the date on which these appointments will be announced. [24154/12]

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Alan Shatter): Information on Alan Shatter Zoom on Alan Shatter The Deputy will be aware that the Commissioner, in consultation with his senior management team, is responsible for the detailed allocation of resources, including personnel, throughout the organisation. This allocation of resources is constantly monitored in the context of crime trends, policing needs and other operational strategies in place on a District, Divisional and Regional level to ensure optimum use is made of Garda resources and the best possible Garda service is provided to the public.

I am of course fully conscious of the importance of maintaining a sufficient strength in the senior ranks to support the investigative, management and supervisory capacity of the Force. To this end I am in ongoing discussion with my colleague the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform and I hope to be able to build on recent progress in filling key senior vacancies.

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