Dáil Éireann - Volume 407 - 24 April, 1991

Written Answers. - Garda Numbers.

82. Mrs. T. Ahearn asked the Minister [1030] for Justice the Garda Síochána strength on 1 March in each of the years from 1987 to 1991 inclusive in (a) Clonmel, (b) Cahir, (c) Cashel, (d) Tipperary, (e) Carrick-on-Suir and (f) Fethard; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Minister for Justice (Mr. Burke): The particulars sought in the question are set out in the following table. The precise allocation of Garda manpower to individual stations varies from time to time in the light of changing needs and circumstances. The numbers assigned to Clonmel, Cahir and Tipperary stations, which are district headquarters stations, include specialist staff and units that operate on a district basis. I am informed by the Garda authorities that an additional garda will be assigned to Carrick-on-Suir in early May.

Station

Strength on 28 February

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

Clonmel

39

40

42

39

39

Cahir

21

22

22

20

22

Cashel

13

13

12

12

11

Tipperary

26

26

25

27

26

Carrick-on-Suir

16

15

15

15

13

Fethard

3

3

2

2

1