Dáil Éireann - Volume 606 - 28 September, 2005

Written Answers - Garda Strength.

  1065. Ms Burton asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the number of gardaí allocated to Blanchardstown Garda station; the number of these allocated to the Dublin 15 area and the number allocated to community gardaí policing duties. [25868/05]

  Mr. McDowell: I have been informed by the [701] Garda authorities, who are responsible for the detailed allocation of resources, including personnel, that the personnel strength — all ranks — of Blanchardstown Garda station, as at 26 September 2005, was 164.

I am further informed by Garda management that all personnel attached to Blanchardstown Garda station perform duties in Dublin 15. In addition, there are currently 17 personnel of all ranks allocated to community policing at Blanchardstown Garda station.