Dáil Éireann - Volume 668 - 20 November, 2008

Written Answers. - Garda Reserve.

Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the number of Garda reserves who have been appointed to Cork City and county to date; the stations to which they have been allocated; and the number of reserves expected to come on stream over the period ahead in the same area. [42042/08]

  Deputy Dermot Ahern: At 17th November 2008, there were 36 attested Reserve Gardaí attached to the following stations in Cork City and County:

Number

Anglesea Street

11

Bandon

1

Clonakilty

1

Fermoy

2

Gurranbraher

6

Macroom

1

Mayfield

3

Midleton

4

Togher

4

Watercourse Road

3

Total

36

There are currently 7 Garda Reserve trainees in Cork City and County and it is anticipated that they will be allocated to stations in Cork following completion of their training in 2009.

The recruitment of members to the Garda Reserve is ongoing with regular intakes into the Garda College. I welcome the prospect of further assignments of Garda Reserve members to Cork as additional members from Cork become available.